03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

South Carolina: Sweet Potato Politics

I arrived at the Charlotte, NC airport two days before Christmas and found myself immediately stressed out because I knew it was going to take forever to get my luggage. You see, my Mama decided to throw her annual Christmas party on the very day I was arriving and I had only two hours to get my luggage, drive an hour to our home in South Carolina and get dressed for the big event. I told myself, "Calm down, don't assume the worst. Maybe your luggage will come out quickly this time. Have faith." Forty -five minutes later, my luggage finally appeared. The South is simply slow and even the airport is no exception.