You can’t carry knives on your person on a flight, so you stow them in your checked luggage.
I’m now on my THIRD Opinel garden knife, because the TSA people at LAX see them as a threat:
“Cain’t take no knives on thuh errplane”.
Or they just like them.
The goons in Boston are just as bad.
Flying back last August, they EMPTIED out a carefully packed suitcase (vinyls and books cushioned securely..) and slung everything back in willy-nilly.
I’ve had enough.
Downloaded and filled out the Tort Claim Package and lodged it.
April comes around and with it a letter quoted chapter and verse of the Federal Tort Claims Act on how to get the money, one of the requirements being a Social Security number.
Told them that I wasn’t one of them (but not an undocumented alien, no,no…} and what do I do?
Wait, for a start.
No, that’s cool, we’re Equal Opportunity Destroyers – we’ll fuck up foreigners’ shit, too.
Cheque arrives today.
Cost for processing is probably going to be around…..oh…$27.96