[Homeroast] When your do NOT have home roasted coffee... a Sunday post.
sandraandina at mac.com
Wed Mar 10 20:12:15 CST 2010
Try dealing with a TSA guy who's never seen a preamp/DI box, electronics in a guitar, or a dulcimer. (Fortunately, the last time I flew with one, the TSA supervisor had been at my concert the night before).
But the most priceless story was coming back from Folk Alliance in Austin, TX in 2006. There was a trainee working the TSA X-ray belt, and it picked up the image of my guitar capo in my purse. The trainee called another inspector over, who took one look at the screen, shook his head and chuckled, "Kid, y'ain't been in Austin very long, have ya?"
On Mar 10, 2010, at 7:52 PM, Allon Stern wrote:
> On Mar 7, 2010, at 10:14 PM, Sandy Andina wrote:
>> If I can't check baggage, I just grit my teeth and go with the flow. It means I won't be gone that long, and that I'm going someplace I'll probably find a good cuppa joe anyway. All that paraphernalia I mentioned is only for when I can drive or if I can check Big Bertha (my rolling garment carrier).
> Every time I've travelled with a grinder in my carry-on luggage, they've pulled me aside for additional screening.
> Last time, I rolled my eyes at the TSA guy, who was swabing the inside of my bag and commented "if you're looking for coffee residue, I'm sunk", to which he chuckled.
> This was after removing the skerton grinder, clever-coffee-dripper, bags of roasted coffee, aluminum cup....
> (to be fair, though, it was my computer bag, and there were a fair number of other items with "interesting" x-ray profiles...)
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