Tuesday, 4 August 2015

ABC Wednesday, D for Declare, Anything to Declare?

We thank Denise Nesbitt, who created ABC, and we must thank Roger too for the weekly job to find  ten bloggers for each of the ABC Team members  to visit and to read their posts. For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar . This week we are looking for words  beginning with D

Anything to declare ? How often did we hear this in the past? And always I answered :"No, nothing to declare". Nowadays all hand luggage will be scanned, we have to take off our coats and put handbags and small articles in a basket or small container. We ourselves have to be searched and pass through detective gates. There are dogs who smell food hidden in a bag or suitcase. My two years old  grandson had an apple in his little bag, the dogs smelled it and my daughter was advised to throw it away before boarding.

Not so long ago a father tried to smuggle his son in a suitcase into the country.

Another strange case was the prisoner
 who tried to escape in a big suitcase.


Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

We at least don't have to take our shoes off any more and the last couple of flights we have not had to even open our suitcases. They have waived us through the known/safe travelers lane. OK by us!!! Oh that poor man -- but that last picture is awful. I recently read an article about a man who airs hipped himself in a box from London to Ireland and survived, but this was way back when things weren't searched as carefully.

Cloudia said...

I have nothing to declare but my genius. said Wilde

Roger Owen Green said...

I love being there, but I hate GETTING there because of all the process, which, of course, is worse in the past 14 years.

Leslie: said...

I once was stopped and pulled out of line so they could check my handbag. It took forever before they got to me and dumped the whole works on a table in front of everyone. It was so embarrassing as I had some "privates" in there. Even though you're perfectly innocent, you feel guilty about who-knows-what. Great post, Wil.

abcw team

Melody Steenkamp said...

Nog maar 4x door de douane en ja hoor .... 1x raak
mijn cameratas werd uit elkaar geplukt omdat men drugs vermoedde...
ik mee naar een kamertje... zenuwslopend.... tot ik 'alles oke' te horen kreeg...

Anonymous said...

We were just talking about having to declare different things when you enter a foreign country. Better safe than sorry and making sure you declare!

Hildred said...

I no longer like to fly, - at one time it was such a pleasure and one was treated as a 'guest' - but now there is such suspician. I am flying to Edmonton at the end of the month and expect I will not make it through the metal detection thing-a-ma-jig because of the rods in my wrist-that-was-broken.

Ira said...

Aww! how did that man ever fix himself there!
There is an airport where passengers have to claim our luggage before boarding flight in spite of the fact that it went through normal security checks and x rays!

Trubes said...

I loathe Airports with a passion and having now to have to go
The wheel chair route is an absolute pain. You get 'trumbled'
into a shaky old truck with a lift at the back, which in turn
takes you up to the opposite side of the plane where one would usually
As I haven't a head for heights this terrifies me, as there is
always a space between the platform and the plane, I literally
shake whilst I'm being boarded, although the air crew are always
very kind and helpful, and we get to sit at the front with extra
legroom and easy access to the bathroom.
I was once made to get out of my wheelchair whilst I was frisked,
I was tempted to say
'Do I look like a terrorist', for heaven's sake,
how many blonde haired blue eyed English ladies, of a certain age
have tried to blow up a plane'?
No I have nothing to DECLARE but my irritability at your zealousness!

Sorry about the rant Wil but sometimes, as one of my daughters says....

'Let it go Mamma'

Best wishes,
ABCW team,

Su-sieee! Mac said...

I simply tell myself that the adventure begins once I enter the airport door.
The View from the Top of the Ladder

Kay said...

Good gosh! He was escaping? From what, I wonder. I can't imagine how he could get through. He'd have to pay for the extra luggage weight.

Ann said...

Well I know its a pain, but I don't mind them being overly cautious!!!!