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Airport Security and Peppermint Lotion

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posted on May, 15 2008 @ 04:15 PM
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Ok, so I'm on the way to the airport last week for a girl's trip to Vegas, and on the way, feeling pretty good about the pedicure I gave myself the night before, thought I needed some peppermint foot lotion on, so I lather up my feet...hmmm feels good, I'm set.

I get there, check in, go out for one last smoke, being absolutely sure to discard all of my lighters before going through security. Last time I went, I forgot one and had to have my carry-on searched. No biggy, I'm in control this time.

Ok, there's the security guy, here's my driver's license, yep, that's me. And then..."Mam" (so polite) "your license is expired...a year ago." What? How the hell, I just renewed it in 06, and it expired in 07. I'm not that old, I thought they were good for four years. "Do you have other id?" No, I said, credit cards, pictures won't be on there for a few years still, oh wait, here's pictures of my kids and everyone says they look just like me. Well, they saw no humor in that! Ok, no problem, I'm nice, he's nice, I just have to go through special security. Ok.

So I go through the blow thingy, oooh...got patted down, hmmm. Then off to apparently have each and every carry-on item swabbed for whatever. Then I got the look, what now? "Mam, we have a hit on your shoes". So, I in all my wisdom respond, "A hit of what?" She runs it again, and again, and finally says, "Did you use lotion on your feet this morning?". "Well" I siad, "as a matter of fact I did....peppermint.". She rolled her eyes and gave me the biggest "not f-ing again" look.

So, finally I get to go, my friends are all laughing at me and I tell the lady that I was just so concerned about the lighters, that I was so worried that I wouldn't discard them all and she said, "Oh, you can bring those on now.".

So, for future reference, check your license, bring your lighter, but don't smoke, and by all means....no pepermint foot lotion.

Rush



:bash: :bash: :bash: :bash:




posted on May, 15 2008 @ 05:23 PM
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Har! har! har!!!


I'm sorry but that was too funny.

Sounds like something that would happen to me! What a different world this is!

I wonder if they'd let me in with an inflatable rubber doll, which has a ticket cause i need to hold on to "his" hand? LOL

They're crazy, just plain nuts.



posted on May, 15 2008 @ 05:44 PM
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Originally posted by dgtempe
I wonder if they'd let me in with an inflatable rubber doll, which has a ticket cause i need to hold on to "his" hand? LOL


OMG, I am rolling on the floor with that one!!!! That is hilarious. Just make sure he/she/it has picture id.

Nice to hear from ya. And then on the flight back, again with the blow thing...ooooh, and the pat thing, there was a passenger who went to the bathroom, came out all glassy eyed, then for three hours was having convulsions on the floor of the plane, and was really agitated, had to be restrained by the attendants and a doctor the whole way. We never got to Indy so quick, the pilot wasted no time. On come the paramedics, only to have the still sick guy refuse treatment.

I give up, maybe next time I'll drive. Ok, doubt it, because I hope to be going back in a couple of months with my friend who didn't get to go. We don't want her to feel left out, do we. I have unfinished business. HEHE


Rush



posted on May, 15 2008 @ 06:08 PM
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Sucks you had to go through all that..but they aren't nuts. Peppermint has been used to obviously mask alcohol smell on your breath but the reason it IS a no-no at the airport is its the ONLY scent that will screw up ALL bomb detection equipment..including a dog. So thats why they are so anal about peppermint. To the FAA peppermint =
...lol...



posted on May, 15 2008 @ 06:16 PM
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They are underpaid and under a lot of stress and perhaps not as trained as they should be. They are just doing there job and trying to give a sense of security...even if it is a false sense.

The last time I flew to Massachusetts, I brought two things with me in my carry on that I should have left in my checked bag:
1. Cactus pear jelly, unopened in a jar (for a sister)
2. The hottest hot sauce I know of in the state of Arizona for my other sister who enjoys things insanely hot. I can't tolerate what she seems to endure with pleasure

Both were fluids and in glass containers. I could check my carryon, which had stuff that I couldn't take the chance of ever losing, so I had to let them have my jelly and hot sauce. I wonder which one took the jelly home and which one the hot sauce?



posted on May, 15 2008 @ 07:14 PM
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So what was the significance of the peppermint spray? Cross-reactive with something bad?

I've had friends go through with two knives (one was only 2" long closed) and a metal flashlight, telescoping tripod and a credit card tool knife.

But they made him take off his shoes. LOL. Go figure.



posted on May, 15 2008 @ 07:50 PM
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Thanks for the replies. Yes, I know they are doing their job and they were all really nice about it. But I had no idea about the peppermint being a no-no. Well, now I do and my next trip will be uneventful I am sure.

Well, my feet looked good and I got to keep my brand new shoes. That would have just thrown off all of my outfits if they got confiscated.

Rush



posted on May, 15 2008 @ 09:39 PM
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Hiyah Rush,

Maybe there was an Intell memo that morning about Al Queda opperatives using peppermint foot lotion to disguise their shoe bombs LMFAO good one, too funny....

I have a story I could tell about a certain person, could be me, could not be
that was traveling to Cancun with the "girls" too and was singled out by the red light green light random system at what passes for customs at the Cancun airport lmfao...and I um...had something in my carry-on...something that um...might need batteries and make um..a buzzing sound... LMFAO...talk about embarrassing lmfao...



posted on May, 15 2008 @ 10:17 PM
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Oh my gosh. I swear, I am crying from laughing so hard. Ok, that beats the peppermint lotion. Unless.....oh, I'd better not.

Rush


Edit to add: And of course that wasn't you.

[edit on 15-5-2008 by hsur2112]



posted on May, 16 2008 @ 08:05 PM
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You ladies and your sick minds and interesting toy selection
...haha



posted on May, 16 2008 @ 08:18 PM
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Originally posted by rcwj75
You ladies and your sick minds and interesting toy selection
...haha


Now, now, rcwj75, you know you have enjoyed every minute of this thread, that's why you came back tonight,

Go ahead, admit it.

Rush



posted on May, 16 2008 @ 08:48 PM
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LOL OUR sick minds??? I would be willing to bet that it was a MAN who invented the object we are talking about...and what a man that was


Wasn't it a man that invented the first brassiere? Seems to me I recall that it was! And come to think of it, most pornography...made by men...shall I go on?

Rush's peppermint foot lotion was probably created by a man with a foot fetish out there designing the ridiculously high-heeled shoes on the market as well....you are outmatched here rcwj75, Surrender Dorothy



posted on May, 17 2008 @ 07:43 PM
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lol...apparently the thoughts I had and the tone in which I had them didn't come across in my posts..I am ALL for whatever it is you ladies need, want, etc...trust me...I'm all for you guys and self service...haha...and if it WAS a man who invented THAT toy...the $$$$$$$ he must of made...lol...

and OUTMATCHED....LATEAPEX..I am on your team...lol..trust me..NOTHING but support coming from me....lol




posted on May, 17 2008 @ 08:56 PM
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LOL rcwj75 that's better!! Get with the program! Submit to the Alpha Females of ATS !!!

I knew how you meant it, I am just having some fun with you
You're a good sport!

I love your quotes by the way, so true!

[edit on 17-5-2008 by LateApexer313]



posted on May, 17 2008 @ 09:43 PM
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And because you've been such a good sport, rcwj75, we have a couple of pictures to leave you with.....




Rush



posted on May, 17 2008 @ 10:49 PM
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Well crap, I've had so much fun with this thread this week that I forgot to go get my license renewed.



Rush



posted on May, 17 2008 @ 11:00 PM
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Rush....

I loved those little visual "presents" you gave rcwj75

I didn't notice my plates on my car were expired until about the end of April this year LOL...My birthday was in March...OOOPSY!

So Rush, is your hubby acting up or did you whip him back into submission today :bash: LOL...

Make him give you a foot massage with the peppermint lotion



posted on May, 18 2008 @ 07:56 PM
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Now look what you have done..lol..you ladies are so into riding my butt and busting my :bash: 's that your breaking the motor vehicle laws...lol.

Thanks for the pics..haha. All I wanna know is..are those your actual feet?? because if you took the time to actually do that just to mess with me..priceless..lol...

Thanks...those are my 2 favorite quotes. The first is just fact...and the second I made up after going to college AFTER the military..and seeing how the youth these days is WAY behind in common knowledge...



posted on May, 18 2008 @ 08:54 PM
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Originally posted by rcwj75
All I wanna know is..are those your actual feet?? because if you took the time to actually do that just to mess with me..priceless..lol...


Sorry rc, gotta leave ya hanging on that one.

Rush



posted on May, 19 2008 @ 08:29 AM
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Boy thats plausable deniability...hence...YOUR FEET...haha...

Best part is, on my myspace last night a friend of mine sent me an email about something peppermint...made me think of this and I couldn't help but laugh...haha...



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