Which is more than can be said by the water buffalo that gave its all to provide the world with yet another flightkit. When it rains on you and your flightkit ( as it sits by the jetway stairs ) as you do the walkaround, take heart in the knowledge that the water buffalo is not particularly disturbed by rain.
The bag is heavy because water buffalos are heavy. Do not dishonor this noble creature by putting goofy green and blue stickers on its noble flesh ( unless required by... The Code). My honored beast lives in the easterly realms of America even beyond its original owner's lifespan...and there is pride from all of the herd.
And...I'm sorry to join the language police, but it's not "...along time..."; it's "...a long time." Perhaps it's just a typographical error.