Stuff that shouldn’t be there

April 8, 2006 - 11:23 pm 1 Comment

We went to the Louisiana Swamp Romp today. At the gate there was a security guard. She stopped me and asked to look in my fanny-pack. She was taken aback when I asked, “And what are you looking for?” Her response: “Stuff that shouldn’t be there.”

Thank you for that enlightenment.

Ironically, it could very well have been a concealed carry pack and she never would have known. Not to mention that my husband was carrying both a knife and a gun on his person (legally) and never even got a second look.

Makes me regret not carrying today. Stuff that shouldn’t be there. WTF is that supposed to mean? I don’t know if I’m madder at the mall-ninja for her vague and uber-authoritarian stance or at myself for unzipping the pack and showing her my collection of sunglasses.

If I were carrying in the pack, I wouldn’t have been able legally to show her what was in it. It’s a concealed handgun license for a reason. So what if I had refused? I wonder what she would have done.

One Response to “Stuff that shouldn’t be there”

  1. Professorevil Says:

    You should have asked her what specifically so you could tell her if you had any of that sort of thing. Or just pre-empted her and said you didn’t have anything that didn’t belong.

    Security in most places is a horrific joke.