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Sunday, January 14, 2007

I noticed they only gave us a fork but no knife with our meal

Just in case it's possible to be arrested after the fact: the following post is a work of fiction. Places and incidents either are products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental!

Sunscreen and hand gel safely stowed in my checked luggage, matches removed (Chanukah being over, after all), I entered the airline security line yet again confident that all would be smooth sailing.

Maybe it helped to be cheerful and laughing about the time I had a full sized screwdriver removed from my purse by security guards, or perhaps my purse really was designed to be exclusively marketed to terrorists, but it wasn't until I got on the plane that I discovered this useful little tool was in the same side pocket as my daughter's Ipod:
This cute little set that I keep in my purse for any number of small emergencies includes pliers, a knife, a serrated knife, bottle opener, phillips and flat head screwdrivers, nail file and a tiny rectangular pokey thing that I've never had occasion to use. I decided to wait until we landed until I showed it to my traveling companion.

As for the conference itself, I was not totally surprised to learn that I'm even a geek amongst the early childhood geeks. I met a woman who did a CD I play for the kids all the time, rushed over to make certain my principal got to meet her too...and then found out my principal had no clue who she was.

And I'm pretty sure I was in the minority as someone disappointed that we only attended services four times in two days instead of the five times listed on our itinerary. Yes, I was even almost dreading the three hours of free time we got on Saturday until I realized that my principal was willing to let me play tour guide. I dragged her to
The Philadelphia Museum of Art and of course The Gates of Hell. I love being a tour guide in a strange city!

4 comments:

Lara said...

Yeah, last time I flew they didn't find the grooming kit I forgot to take out of my purse. Clippers (2 sizes) and tweezers were among the offenders.

But, but, you had a knife! Wow.

Micki W. Hill said...

Jill every mom should have one of those in there purses. You go girl!

Ms. Q said...

Haha! There is no way I could have gotten on board the plane. I generally check luggage and one time decided to take it carryone. This was before all the no-gel/liquid rules.

I didn't have any knives but I had forgotten I had a cuticle scissor! It had maybe 1/3" blades. I then tried to check my luggage and it was too late and I had to run back to security and let them toss the scissors. Thank goodness they were only $8 scissors and not some nice cutlery-store ones!

I wonder what the tiny rectangular pokey thing is. I was thinking an awl or punch.

I have the Leatherman tool. Weighs a ton. I also have the more basic Swiss Army knife and a cheaper knockoff of one.

Hand tools are very cool.

Jill said...

Ms. Q - Aren't they though? I can't tell you how much jewelry belonging to total strangers I've fixed with that thing...

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