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    Default Official request to repeat the B word at the airport

    So picture the scene, you're getting a bit fed up with being stripped, prodded, probed and herded through customs and a sound or flash sets off a touch of Tourettes (commonly known as sagurettes) and you release the "B" word [come to think of it customs would have field day with someone with Tourettes and that persons affliction might have discovered nirvana]. And the customs people ask you to repeat what you said. What do you do? Not what this guy did apparently:

    A man who looked like a larger version of Charles Clarke appeared, loomed over me and demanded that I repeat what I had just said. I did so. Did I detect the traces of a smile around the edges of his mouth? Then he asked me to tell him, for a second time, exactly what I had said. I did. Daily Wail
    Lucky was the lady who was queuing up behind me when they took away my little pair of fold-up key-fob scissors (silly me for forgetting that they were dangerous), when she said quietly that they thought I was going to stab someone with them, and giggled. She might have risked being probed for that comment.

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    Outrageous but somehow not surprising

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    They are a rude bunch.

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    I have seen a lot worse over a tube of toothpaste not to mention a lesbian security guard feeling up women and the women being in tears afterwards. The airports make a great job of welcoming emigrants and making genuine visitors wish to never come again.
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    At Schiphol airport about 10 years ago I was waiting to board a connecting flight and decided to take a photo of the plane, it looked quick nice sitting there with the sun setting behind it.
    Anyway, security guard approached me, apologised, called me Sir after every sentence and said he'll have to check my bag as I'd taken a photo of the plane.
    He finished off with "Have a pleasant trip sir"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy View Post
    I have seen a lot worse over a tube of toothpaste not to mention a lesbian security guard feeling up women and the women being in tears afterwards. The airports make a great job of welcoming emigrants and making genuine visitors wish to never come again.
    What's the rule with toothpaste? I've had sunblock taken away from me. The limit is 100 ml or something. What's the betting all confiscated stuff ends up in their pockets at the end of the day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimberWolf View Post
    What's the rule with toothpaste? I've had sunblock taken away from me. The limit is 100 ml or something. What's the betting all confiscated stuff is loaded onto the same plane and sold back to you at the other end?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TimberWolf View Post
    What's the rule with toothpaste? I've had sunblock taken away from me. The limit is 100 ml or something. What's the betting all confiscated stuff ends up in their pockets at the end of the day?
    Girly had some expensive gunky stuff in a bottle. The bottle exceeded the maximum size. It was well under half full. Expensive gunky stuff was thrown in the bin at the airport. Girly not remotely amused.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SupremeSpod View Post
    Girly had some expensive gunky stuff in a bottle. The bottle exceeded the maximum size. It was well under half full. Expensive gunky stuff was thrown in the bin at the airport. Girly not remotely amused.
    Well at least the customs staff smelt nice the next day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimberWolf View Post
    Well at least the customs staff smelt nice the next day.
    Probably.

    Just think what would happen if the bin caught fire...

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