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AnneD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-17-09 05:19 AM
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125. When we were traveling to Dubai.....
my young 13yo daughter kept setting off the detector. We had a 2 hour layover on our way to Hyderabad. The female screener kept talking to us in arabic-I speak english, spanish, french and a bit of german. I saw the armed security coming for us and feared that we would be separated. He asked me where we were from and where we were going. He looked at the contents of my daughter's carry on. And then, I told him that I would not be separated from my daughter. He asked how old she was and I told him and said again I would not let my daughter go any where with out me. It was then that I actually saw a twinkle in the guards eye and he spoke to the the screener in Arabic and then turned to me and said that we were free to board. Some cultures have respect for mother and their devotion to protect their children.

I have been to many check points and I swear the worst is the US screener. I am embarrassed for my friends that come to visit us. They are commonly rude and generally lack common sense. I have had better treatment in other countries. I think TSA should be restricted to going after real terrorists instead of elderly, attractive young women, or toddlers. How miserable is it going to be for folks now on the plane after a child has been terrorized like this.

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