Thursday, July 17, 2008

Overheard at DFW

We were waiting at the gate for a flight at DFW Airport.

Presently, another traveller walked into the area where we were sitting. She was talking loudly on her cell phone and she was angry.

"Well....I'm finally at the damn gate. It took me twenty-five minutes to get through security. You know what those damn security guys took away from my ass?????"

At this point the ass in question was only a foot or two from our noses. It was sizeable. I whispered to my son, "Whatever it was, they didn't take quite enough!"

We're bad.
( The confiscated item turned out to be a jar of salsa that was way bigger than the 3 oz.limit for liquids.)

When we relayed this tale (ahem) to my Mom and sister they exclaimed:

"TSA will take stuff away from your ass? Who knew! I should travel more often!"
"Yeah, I'll take my smaller sized swim suit with me! Psyched!"

They're bad too.

Back to vacation. As you were.


Quotidian Grace said...

They took the SALSA away from her ass in TEXAS?

There must be a state law that prohibits such over-reaching!


Presbyterian Gal said...

I just do not want to know how the item was removed from her ass! Nu uh.

And, QG, I'll bet it was that salsa that's made in New York City!

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Sisterfilms said...

HA! I love overheards (I am addicted to

I like to read your blog, so to let you know, I tagged you for a meme on my blog FilmAching!

Kelly said...

As a Texan who now lives on the East Coast where we can NOT get good "hot sauce" (that is what Texans call salsa,) I have to admit to a bit of compassion for the lady in question. We used to regularly have family members from Texas put several jars in their carry-on luggage (not in or on their ass) when they came to visit. Luckily, we found a place online that would ship us a case of the good stuff right to our door long before the ban on liquids began.

Thought your readers might want to know just how crazy some people are about some good Texas hot sauce!! Love your blog, btw!!