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Back when I was a moody teenager I took a cheap flight that involved changing planes and having to go through security again. My bags were pre-checked so, when I set off the metal detector, I honestly said to the security guy that I had no idea what had set it off.

Until, that is, he searched me and found the metal knife and fork stamped "KLM" I'd nicked off the previous flight.

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(, Fri 3 Mar 2006, 10:09)
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Happy Easter
During the foot and mouth outbreak of 1999 i'd visited germany at easter, at this time there was a ban on import and export of dairy and meat products, disinfectant troughs to walk through and quite a few hungry looking sniffer dogs! It's traditional to give out varnished hard boiled eggs and some time during the trip i'd been given one of the said eggs, pocketed it and promptly forgotten about it (there may have been copious amounts of weissbier involved!) Fast forward to the homeward journey, security control at Frankfurt Hahn airport. Metal detector goes off, i begin to get frisked by fearsome german security (wo)man suddenly she lets out a seriously not happy 'urgh as she goes through my pocket! In a brief moment of clarity i remember the now crushed 'eggy gift! Fear grips me, and i mutter repeatdly in broken german that i was so sorry and i'd forgotten that i'd been given it and how i wasn't trying to smuggle contraband dairy products to the UK. Thankfully, i just had to hand over the egg remains, got a stern look and sent on my way. All this time the rest of the people in my group (about 30 of us) had gone through security control and were now congregated, watching me, pissing themselves. Still haven't lived it down, wouldn't mind but i really hate bolied aggs anyway!
(, Tue 7 Mar 2006, 18:38, Reply)

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