Monday, March 9, 2009

Much Ado About Applesauce

While moving through airport security at McCarran Airport, I was stopped by a baggage checker. A TSA officer stepped over and told me he needed to search my bag. I thought he might want to inspect the various connection wires and chargers I had in the bag. Instead, he gave my lunch a look over. I had bought some granola bars and applesauce cups and had tucked them in my carry on.

While studying the applesauce, the officer asked me "Is this your lunch?". I indicated that it was.

"You can't bring that in here," he told me.

I was fairly sure that applesauce would not be considered a liquid, so I was at a loss to think of what the problem might be. "But.....but it's rich in apple-goodness," was the best I could offer.

The officer laughed and went to talk to the baggage inspector. Moments later, the officer waved me through, warning me not to bring it to the airport again, apple-goodness or not.

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