[extropy-chat] I would have preferred hotel mints ...

Jay Dugger jay.dugger at gmail.com
Wed Oct 19 15:36:58 UTC 2005

On 10/19/05, Amara Graps <amara at amara.com> wrote:
> When I returned to Italy from my September/October travels
> (Oahu/Kauai/Molokai/San Francisco/pointsbetween), I found a few
> "calling cards" in my luggage from the various agencies who
> search US travelers' luggage. I would have thought that seeing
> one calling card by one agency would stop another agent from searching
> one's luggage, but that doesn't seem to be the case. Perhaps
> it's a competition between TSAs for who can find the contraband
> first.. Do you think that there is a prize?

No. The cards indicate that someone already picked through your
belongings and "lost" all the good stuff. :)

Seriously--I travel a lot, and while I can't prove theft, I clearly
remember having more tools than I do now. I used to keep a copy of the
Fourth Amendment in my luggage, right on top, too. It only made me
feel better.

Jay Dugger
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