[extropy-chat] I would have preferred hotel mints ...
brian_a_lee at hotmail.com
Wed Oct 19 17:01:47 UTC 2005
I think the rule is that if something in your luggage is small enough to fit
in a pocket and worth more than $50 it will be stolen by the baggage
I keep inventories and always end up short when I check bags.
>From: Jay Dugger <jay.dugger at gmail.com>
>To: ExI chat list <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org>
>Subject: Re: [extropy-chat] I would have preferred hotel mints ...
>Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2005 16:36:58 +0100
>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
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