I had the occasion to go through airport security over the weekend, and I realized an interesting thing. If you want to get through security with a large knife, all you have to do is try to slip one through in your bag a few times over the course of a few days or weeks.
Each time you fail, you act like an idiot (“oops!”), and give them the knife, proceeding without it to your airplane. Eventually, the guy watching the x-ray screen will miss the knife, you will proceed, and you will finally be able to cut your airplane steak.
I learned this lesson by accident when I nearly missed my plane. I had planned on checking my small bag with the knife in it, but when I arrived at the airport late (my fault), I could either miss my plane, or try to sneak the knife through.
Since I didn’t want to miss my flight, I tried and succeeded to get the pictured knife through. Pretty amazing that a three inch blade can pass right by, eh?
I wonder if terrorists are patient…
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