It's one of the most dreaded moments when you head off on your holidays - leaving your passport at home.
And it was one that became reality for Harry Styles on Friday morning when his scatty ways meant he missed a flight to visit girlfriend Taylor Swift in Boston for their New Year celebrations.
The One Direction star arrived at London's Heathrow Airport after being driven by his mother following their Christmas celebrations at home.
And he risked missing seeing in 2013 with his country star partner after the big mishap.
But in true pop star style he decided to splash out and get a courier to go and pick up his passport from his home in Cheshire 180 miles away and get on the next available flight.
After initially being scheduled to depart the airport at 11.15am, Harry finally managed to depart Britain on the 7.30pm flight.
Clearly keen to get to Taylor as soon as possible, Styles was even left to kill several hours at the airport before he could fly out of the country.
And perhaps a little embarrassed by his blooper, the singer was seen walking through the airport with his head bowed, wearing a wooly beanie hat and a black coat.
A source told the Sunday People: 'Harry was due to fly out on Friday morning and his mum very kindly offered to drive him to the airport, but when he got there he realised he didn't have his passport...
'He managed to get on the evening flight but it still meant that he had to wait another eight hours for his post-Christmas reunion with Taylor.