Re: [93attendees] pocket knife in Prague

Toerless Eckert <> Sat, 11 July 2015 19:10 UTC

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IMHO not much sense in annoying seurity personnel if they are only
following explicit security theater rules that they have to adhere to.
Which is why i would like to understand better what power of decision
is actually given to them so i recognize when someone acts out of spite.

Luckily i did not have any such experience with security check personnel.
The only case of someone acting in spite was a U.S. immigrations officer
in clear violation of written DHS regulations (which alas i only figured
out afterwards and i had forgotten to get his name).

And i simply participate on the cycle of ebay with leatherman micras
that i on and off have to relinquish on the airport when i've again
forgotten to adjust my key ring for air travel.

On Sat, Jul 11, 2015 at 10:44:33AM -0700, Randy Bush wrote:
> delaying you is airport security's main tactic for knives, bottle
> openers, sex toys, confiture, and anything else they don't like (or if
> they just don't like you).  when i have a long time before or between
> flights, i occasionally amuse myself by letting it play out, asking for
> a supervisor, ...  it is amusing when they realize they are hoist by
> their own petard (excuse english idiom badly stolen from french).
> randy