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Nr Kids’s Books: Report Seizures Here

An e-mail:

flying from TLH to DFW yesterday and TSA wanted to root through my bag

– I said, “Sure,” because I had lots of electronics (an XM radio, a

walkman, a digital camera, etc) and thought they might arouse minor

suspicion.

The guy pulls out all of my clothes, sets aside the electronics, and

grabs one of the two NR childrens’ books I was packing (gifts for my

nieces). He carefully flipped through both books, presumably making

sure they didn’t have gun-shaped holes carved in the pages… I

practically laughed out loud when i saw what he was doing!

Incidentally, he was even more concerned about the cheese-board i was

planning on giving to my mother. I got it at a county fair – it’s made

from a real wine-bottle, pressed flat and painted with flowers.

Apparently the lead in the glass makes it look terribly dangerous in

the x-ray machine. (he didn’t notice the blunt, thumb-shaped cheese

knife, thank goodness. I’d probably be in the gulag.)

Merry Christmas to all, even the TSA!

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