Tried to get through TSA screening today with Chapstick in my pocket. It’s nonmetallic, non-liquid, right? The full-body scanner picked it up, thank heavens. We then submitted to the one-on-one.
“Sir, do you have items in your pocket?”
“Yes.” Reach in and retrieve the Chapstick, and I show it to him.
“Sir, I’ll need to pat you on that side.” I guess it was good for him. Then he said, “Please open the Chapstick.”
Okay, that worked. I get to keep my Chapstick. They either didn’t detect the individually wrapped lifesaver mint in my other pocket or they know what it is. Probably the latter, eh?
I hope we’re safer now. So long as only goodness comes in Chapstick- and smaller-sized packages, I do feel safer.