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Sun Nov 18, 2012, 02:28 AM

 

The Quickest Way EVER Through A Security Checkpoint

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Reply The Quickest Way EVER Through A Security Checkpoint (Original post)
HarveyDarkey Nov 2012 OP
Dark n Stormy Knight Nov 2012 #1
Live and Learn Nov 2012 #2
SheilaT Nov 2012 #3
GeorgeGist Nov 2012 #7
SheilaT Nov 2012 #8
tavalon Nov 2012 #4
secondwind Nov 2012 #5
LeftofObama Nov 2012 #6
cbayer Nov 2012 #9
dixiegrrrrl Nov 2012 #10
AlbertCat Nov 2012 #11

Response to HarveyDarkey (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 02:36 AM

1. I with him. Life's too short.

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Response to HarveyDarkey (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 02:37 AM

2. LOL That is great. Too funny. nt

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Response to HarveyDarkey (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 02:49 AM

3. Context??? Where did this happen.

My personal shortest time in a security line was some years ago (1989) when flying back to the U.S. from Ireland. We'd pre-cleared something or another in Ireland, but had to do the immigration stuff at our arrival airport, Atlanta. My oldest son had alopecia areata, an auto immune disorder that causes hair loss. He was 6 at the time. Totally bald. It was warm, and he'd taken his hat off and was fanning himself as we were waiting in line to clear customs at the Atlanta airport. A roving customs person spotted us, came over, asked me three questions (Is this your luggage, have you declared everything, something else) and scribbled something on our paperwork that got us through customs.

A few minutes later one of the people driving a cart offered us a ride to our next gate. I accepted.

Because my son was so young, and totally bald, strangers always assumed he had cancer and was bald from chemotherapy. I never bothered to disabuse them. Another time we were boarded in first class because of his being bald. Ever after, I told him to look pitiful as we approached the boarding gate.

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Response to SheilaT (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 09:43 AM

7. Cheesy way to use your son.

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 01:04 PM

8. Oh, I didn't deliberately use him that way.

I was patiently standing in line, not expecting any special treatment, when the customs agent showed up and expedited us through.

A few years later, after the second son had also gone bald from alopecia, we were waiting to board a plane home. The gate agents kept on looking at us, and called me back over just as we were getting ready to board and handed me first class boarding passes. I was not about to refuse then!

I was always happy to explain what the deal was with my two boys, especially as they were and still are incredibly healthy.

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Response to HarveyDarkey (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:41 AM

4. As an Ex southern baptist, I can assure you

that I wish I was wearing depends before I saw that. OMFG, that was so great!!!

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Response to HarveyDarkey (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 05:33 AM

5. I asked for a strip search in October, and was sent through without one...I'm


65 and a grandmother. Don't like the 'machines'... As soon as I asked for a strip search, they told me to 'stand over there'.... they just let me through.

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Response to HarveyDarkey (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 06:15 AM

6. ROFL!

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Response to HarveyDarkey (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 01:10 PM

9. Very funny! Could be used in many a situation that you wish to get through quickly.

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Response to HarveyDarkey (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:11 PM

10. Tucking that away in case I need it.

Tooo funny..and very very clever.

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Response to HarveyDarkey (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 08:48 PM

11. Back in the 70's...

My buddy in TX had a friend from Greece. He was dark and had a looooooong beard. We were all costume designers/ makers. The guy used to go visit relatives in Greece all the time. He made up some Greek Orthodox priest robes...very authentic because he got stuff from Greece.
While in Greece, he would hop over to Turkey and get the best hashish ever! Tape it to his body, put on his robes and sail thru customs...over there and into the USA.

Good times!

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