Thursday, August 24, 2006

Things People Should Know #9

You may have heard that there was a plot to blow up some planes recently and that resulted a greater list of things being banned from being carried on to planes. So, you might think that people would be especially careful about what they brought with them. Perhaps shipping certain things home. Especially anything that is sold in special stores that some people don't go to so might not know what it is and then might ask you to tell them what it is. You know, like part of a penis pump. You might also think that if you decided to go ahead and pack the object in your luggage (for a trip you were taking with your mother) that you would be prepared to answer questions about it. But Mr. Amin decided, that since his mother was standing nearby when he was asked by the TSA agent about the item, that it was too embarrassing to say the words penis pump, so instead he told security that it was a bomb. Guess what happened next? If you guessed that he was arrested and charged with felony disorderly conduct, you would be right. So guess what, now not only does his mother know he had a penis pump, but so do I. And you too! That's much better.

Update - Apparently Mr Amin actually told the security guard it was a pump and was misheard. Due to his mother's proximity he was whispering, which along with his accent created confusion about what he was trying to say. Charges have all been dropped.