We always love a good story about the TSA, because whatever they do seems to be moronic. Over at ZUG, John Hargrave explains his latest encounter with the TSA when he was busted trying to smuggle 12 ounces of extremely dangerous salad dressing on to a flight. Here's a taste-
Ah, yes. The "three ounces or less" rule. According to the TSA Web site, all liquids must be in "three-ounce or smaller containers," placed in a "single, quart-size, zip-top, clear plastic bag." I had a 12-ounce bottle of salad dressing, wrapped in suspicious brown paper. I felt this was close enough.
The TSA agent thought differently. "Sorry, we can't allow this on," she told me, unwrapping the bottle.
"It's only salad dressing," I told her, hoping to get her sympathy. "For my wife." Chicks love it when you talk about your wife. Unless they're your second wife.
"Sorry," she said. "I'll have to confiscate it."
"I'm pretty sure it doesn't contain explosives," I said, trying to win her over. "Unless we're talking about an explosion of flavor."