Airport Announcement Of The Day

4 comments December 24th, 2007at 01:55pm Posted by Eli

I just heard this over the PA:

Paging the person who left four bags of candy in the ladies’ restroom, please report to the airside information desk.

I am not making this up.

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  • 1. V.  |  December 24th, 2007 at 5:55 pm

    Spending a lot of time in airports, I get the impression that they treat ANY abandoned item as some kind of Serious Terrorist Threat OMG. The rational side of me likes to think that the persons in charge realize that it’s not unusual to travel with a shitload of candy on Christmas, and they just wanted to find the woman and return her stuff. But the paranoid side of me wonders if they took her into some dimly-lit room and interrogated the hell out of her. Or gave her a cavity search or something.

  • 2. Cujo359  |  December 24th, 2007 at 11:01 pm

    There are quite a few of us who are that are afflicted with that paranoia, V. It seems far more likely to me that I, or somene I’m traveling with, will run afoul of the airport’s powers that be than it is that we’ll meet up with terrorists.

    Maybe that’s their strategy – give us something else to be afraid of to take our minds off the terrorism. It’s certainly worked for me.

    So, are you headed home, Eli?

  • 3. Eli  |  December 24th, 2007 at 11:53 pm

    In this instance, I think they really just wanted to give the woman (“person” is probably a bit disingenuous here) a chance to reclaim her candy. Then again, maybe that’s what they *wanted* her to think.

    But a cavity search wouldn’t be a bad idea for someone carrying all that candy! Oh, wait, you meant- eww.

    I’m at my dad’s for Christmas, I’ll be heading home the day after.

  • 4. Gavlae Reudo Maxric  |  December 25th, 2007 at 4:14 am

    It’s a trap! No self respecting woman no matter how frazzled by the shop til you drop and then shop more Holidays would leave FOUR bags of candy in a restroom. Consume four bags in the stall with eight minutes to make her connection? You betcha! But leave them behind??? Are those people mad????

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