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3 ounces huh?

Posted by BPuhl on January 5, 2008

Ever tried to bring a liquid or gel that was more than 3.4 ounces (hooray for the metric system! blah…) through security at the airport and had it confiscated?  A while back, I had the nice TSA person explain to me that a 5.0 ounce container was actually larger than 3.4 ounces (oops, my bad), and I was going to have to either go back and ship it home (HA!) or let her confiscate it.  Fair enough, wasn’t that big a deal, have at it.  So, she took the bottle, turned, and tossed it – no, literally, underhanded toss – it into a large trash can which is presumably filled with other large bottles.

Since the justification for the rule by the TSA, is that more than 3.4 ounces of liquid could be sufficient explosives to do bad things to an airplane.  Then is it at all ironic, that airports around the country have trash cans filled with very large amounts of “presumed high explosives” in the middle of their security checkpoints?

(Note to the TSA:  Please, please, please do not put me on the no-fly list for this post…)

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One Response to “3 ounces huh?”

  1. Laura said

    Note to the TSA: Please, please, please do not put me on the no-fly list for this post…

    You just had to do it, didn’t you? You couldn’t have just let it go…no, you couldn’t have waited on that particular rant until after they let you on the plane for the wedding. ;-) You just had to tempt the wrath of Bridezilla once more, huh, huh, huh? ;-)

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