luckylucy wrote:weetzie wrote:my dad got his tweezers confiscated once
only to cross security and buy a very expensive pair in the airport shop...
so the question was "what am i going to do if i'm a hijacker, pluck the pilots eyebrows?"
they pluck the forehead clean, and draw eyebrows back on like Osama Bin Laden's.
yeah, for a long time there, they got a little crazy with the rules, but then again, the hijackers supposedly had box cutters as weapons. i don't know about anybody else, but i have been carrying a box cutter in my pocket like this one
for 16 years. the exposed blade when opened is maybe 3/4". not much, but if that's all the terrorists had, then i don't really see what the fuss was about. seriously, in my mind, if one person lunged at the terrorist who was only armed with 3/4" of blade, the first guy may have gotten a nasty cut, but the second guy coulda knocked the terrorist senseless. with that knowledge, i would be more concerned with liquid explosives n gases that could cause much more damage much more quickly...