She ran through her mental checklist as she approached the conveyor belt:
- SHOES -- off (great....she forgot her socks and would have to walk barefoot on the yucky floor!)
- METAL -- every speck removed from her body and placed in the plastic bin (do belly button rings count?)
- LAPTOP -- dutifully removed from its case (got to get a lighter model!)
- POCKETS -- emptied (even the lint)
- LIQUIDS -- 3.4 oz each, maximum, all jammed in a separate quart sized baggie (she prayed it would not burst)
- BEACH UMBRELLA -- placed guiltily on the conveyor belt
The uniformed officer was waiving her through. No drama, no criminal record, no nothing. She walked in a daze through the security machine and began to collect her belongings that had made it through to the other side. Holy Cow!
Moral of the story: you can't take more than 3.4 ounces of sun screen on vacation to protect your fair skin but you can lug a 6 foot beach umbrella with a seriously pointy javelin-like pole onto the plane - no problem! Go figure!
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Where have you gone on vacation recently?