Emotional baggage - other people's emotional baggage - is every writer's stock-in-trade, I guess. It's the stuff that characters lug around with them and it shapes the way they walk, the reason they limp through certain events, what they talk about and what they pointedly refuse to notice."Where would dialogue be without it?" asks that other voice.
Which is a none-too-subtle way of providing a link to a sketch which is making me laugh at the moment, and which maybe you'll enjoy too. It features Welsh comedian Rhod Gilbert during an appearance on Australia's Rove Live ... on the subject of luggage.