My suitcase is carry on size but it's the largest parameters allowed. So every single time I fly, they start announcing that the flight is fully booked and some people will need to gate check their bag. The gate attendant always eyeballs the crap out of me and my bag and tries to take it and I always politely say no way Jose as I deathgrip my bag. (I know lots of people who have had lost luggage and I purposely pack light to not have that risk/ not have a checked bag, especially when going international)
So I just spent my day at three different stores with a measuring tape until I found the smallest rolling carry on there is. Most are 20x14x9 or 21x13 x10. I bought one that is 18x13x7 MUCH smaller than the average and I am so stoked. Now if they even glance in my direction I can smile and point to 50 people with larger bags than mine. Woooo- bring on the honeymoon!!!!