Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Ditch The Portable Power Saw

As a public service to the traveling public, especially those who faithfully read this blog, we would like to remind you of the restricted items for airplane flights. I don’t mean the tiny scissors, the 3-ounce containers of hair tonic, etc.

I mean ice picks. In case you are not aware, you cannot have them in your carry-on bag, or in your pockets, when you board the plane. Sabers and spear guns are also forbidden, in case you wanted to bring an extra-large size ice pick.

Forget about meat cleavers, too; they're really not welcome.

You’d think it would go without saying that dynamite and hand grenades would not make it past the screening, but we’re put on notice not to bring these little toys with us. In fact, you can’t even bring toy dynamite or grenades.

Don’t even try cattle prods. I know; they may make it quicker on arrival when everyone is standing in the aisle and not moving, but you can’t bring one with you, so don’t.

Leave the blackjacks and brass knuckles at home. If someone takes your window seat, speak with a cabin attendant or just eat it. Don’t bring your “persuaders” to fix the problem.

Since you won’t be doing any woodworking, don’t bring the cordless portable power saw.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anybody read this drivel except me?

August 09, 2007 12:40 PM  
Blogger Tom Carten said...

Yes; I hear from a lot of people who appreciate it.

August 09, 2007 2:55 PM  
Blogger Gort said...

I'm a regular reader and enjoy your musings.

August 10, 2007 10:09 PM  
Anonymous ruthc said...

I recently had the "privilege" of passing through security at Logan Airport in Boston. Don't get me started on how truly humiliating it was!

And yes, anonymous, I am an "anybody" who reads this blog faithfully.

August 13, 2007 8:50 AM  
Anonymous Bill S said...

Tom: believe it or not, a couple of years ago, some dude tried to bring a gasoline-powered chainsaw through airport security at our airport here in Las Vegas! Luckily, the TSA folks found it and confiscated it! That fellow sure could have used your advice!

Bill S

August 17, 2007 1:15 AM  
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