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I must have an innocent look about me

Discussion in 'Personal' started by primarycat, Aug 20, 2019.

  1. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    I always set the alarms off as I go through airports as I have a bangle I can't undo. I'm used to being searched (it's even been by a parent from school once).

    Today it beeped as usual, the security person looked at me and then ignored me. No check at all. Just let me through.

    It was a small Italian airport but I was a bit shocked at how lax it was.
     
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  2. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Oo'er missus

    *just going to lower the inevitable tone right from the beginning.
     
  3. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    Well done. You know your responsibilities.
     
  4. Corvuscorax

    Corvuscorax Senior commenter

    I've met you. You don't look innocent!
     
  5. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    In being a threat on planes way I am. In other ways not!
     
  6. TCSC47

    TCSC47 Star commenter

    My funniest airport search was in Los Angeles. I had to take off my belt because of its metal buckle, but then they wanted to check me out with the wand metal detector. So the guy tells me to put out my arms so he could wave the thing under my arm pits. Yep -- it really did happen -- as you would expect, my trousers fell down in front of the rest of the queue!
     
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  7. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    Friend of mine has a PA. Always sets the alarm off. Has to be taken to a private room to prove he's not carrying anything dangerous in his pants!
     
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  8. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    Why does your friend go on holiday with their PA?
     
  9. peter12171

    peter12171 Star commenter

    I’m the opposite. There was a time where I got stopped something like six out if eight times going through customs. The best was when leaving the country on holiday. I told the customs officer that I was used to it and I’d be stopped coming back. Sure enough, another customs officer stopped me on the way back; the first one saw what happened, wandered across and told him not to worry, he’d seen me a few days before and I’d told him I’d get stopped. :D
     
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  10. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    In his pants!
     
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  11. EmanuelShadrack

    EmanuelShadrack Star commenter

    I would posit a guess that it's in order to get into her pants, though perhaps not at the airport.

    [Yes I'm making the horrifying assumption that the PA is female.]
     
  12. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Oh, come on! You aren't innocent looking like @primarycat or me.
     
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  13. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    I used to be mistaken for Gerry Adams by the British Army.
     
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  14. peter12171

    peter12171 Star commenter

    Did you have an actor speak for you?
     
  15. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    Italian airport security is pretty relaxed. In my experience.
     
  16. Oscillatingass

    Oscillatingass Star commenter

    Did you get voted "Pipe Smoker of the Year"?
     
  17. TCSC47

    TCSC47 Star commenter

    I wonder how many kids remember this?
     
  18. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    But, really, what is this PA? And he has to be taken into a private room?

    P enis Alarm?

    In case of attack?
     
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  19. frustum

    frustum Star commenter

    They do seem to vary - Stansted have to rescan everything if your toiletries plastic bag is the wrong side. My best was going all the way through check-in and security breast-feeding my daughter in a sling - the sling completely hid her, but at no point did anyone seem to want to verify that there was a baby in there. That was in Belfast, where the airports have gone from being the most security-conscious to the least, I think.
     
  20. anotherauntsally

    anotherauntsally Lead commenter

    Prince Albert?
     
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