The things we lost to TSA  

Posted by Denis Haack in , ,

In a post (9/2/08) on her blog, Toads Drink Coffee, Margie told how on a recent trip the TSA agent at the airport confiscated the Swiss army knife she had in her purse. She had forgotten it was there, and though he was polite, he was firm—the knife couldn’t be allowed through. He had to dig for it, which may have suggested to him it was hidden there, but the truth is it was simply buried under all the stuff she carries. In any case, apparently even being a white haired grandmother from Minnesota was not enough to convince the authorities she would not use the wee blade in some nefarious manner.

 

She also told how a sweet family in Birmingham, on our last night there, kindly presented her with a new Swiss army knife. What she failed to mention, however—I’m not certain why—was that the same agent confiscated from me a 50” plasma flat screen TV.


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4 comments

:-O

NO! Not really?!!

Tell me you're joking! :D

September 9, 2008 at 7:30 PM

i think he also confiscated a few of my belongings that you were carrying with you. once i figure out what those should be... uh... i mean were, i'll post the list here.

September 9, 2008 at 11:04 PM

He confiscated my Porsche 911, too! And it was brand new!

September 10, 2008 at 8:38 AM

OK now, Travis and Greg, not so fast. I thought of this first, thank you very much.

September 10, 2008 at 3:13 PM

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