I will have an answer to that question in about 3 hours. We’re leaving for Florida later today, and as Jack and I talked about packing, and the general logistics of the airport and our luggage, we paused to remember and laugh about all of the other times we’ve gone through security with slight “issues”. We tried to remember if we ever had a time that we went through security without a hitch. There haven’t been many times. Sadly.
me: I remember the time you threw up all over the security guard and the conveyor belt in Kansas City. Sigh… I had throw up in my shoes. You were 3 and I raced back to the bathroom with you to clean you up. It was hopeless.
Jack: And then I threw up the entire plane ride, right?
me: Every 15 minutes for a 3-hour flight. It was the worst. I also remember the time you tried to bring a switchblade comb on the plane and the guard gave us a hard time, remember?
Jack: It was a spinny thing that we got from Disney.
me: No, it was a pop up comb. I remember.
Jack: Mom, I wasn’t even old enough to have one of those. I just got that like 2 years ago.
me: That’s when it happened. Why are there so many issues with security?
Jack: I remember when I was flying with Dad and my sunblock exploded in my backpack. I cleaned it, but the xray machine could still see it. They had to search Dad. He wasn’t happy.
me: Hahahahaha. Remember that time we met the guy on the plane that let you use his iPad? It was when Angry Birds first came out. When was that?
Jack: 2010, no 2011.
me: Yeah and then he was trying to show off and rode on the conveyor belt and you tried to follow him.
Jack: He was doing handstands haha!
me: His mom said he was showing off for us. That was funny. But you’re not supposed to ride on the luggage conveyor belts! Geez..
Jack: I remember you packed me a bunch of apples when I was going to Hawaii with dad. You know you’re not supposed to bring fruit in or out of that state!
me: I didn’t know that. Did you eat them?
Jack: Yeah I had to eat them all before we landed and about a pound of cheese!
me: Well I didn’t know if they would have nut-free food on the plane Jack, I had to pack something…
Jack: Well that was too much fruit.
me: And there was the time that security didn’t like that you had a nerf gun. I totally remember the security guard checking it out. But geez, it’s plastic and orange! They finally let you go through.
Jack: I don’t remember that…
me: Let’s see if you can get to Florida tonight without an incident. Okay? No contraband in your carry on luggage.
Jack: I can’t promise anything.
Update… 7/5/17… we were going through security in HPN, and naturally the guard pulls Jack’s red backpack off the conveyor belt and holds it up. “Whose bag is this??”
me: (pointing at Jack) His. Sighhhh.
Nothing came of it but they did have a thorough search. Not sure what flagged it though, they weren’t talking!
I also remembered what we call the “applesauce incident”. One guard wouldn’t let us through security with two little containers of applesauce. They were 3 oz each! His supervisor yelled at him and. Are him give us the applesauce back. 20 minute delay that trip if I remember correctly. Ugh!!!
Update a few weeks later… I just remembered that on the flight home MY suitcase caused an uproar in security at Ft. Lauderdale Int. Airport… I had packed a huge bag of shells and it looked like a big green blob on the scanner photo. Many different supervisors had to come inspect it and then my bag had to be dismantled and checked with that bomb litmus paper lol. Took FOReverrrrrr. Must run in the family! :O