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  •  Reminds me of the time my mother (4+ / 0-)

    caused an entire terminal of Heathrow Airport to be evacuated, due to her well-intentioned decision to report some unattended luggage nearby.  I can still see it:  old-fashioned hard-sided luggage in expensive-looking chesnut leather, three or four matched pieces.  

    This was during the Irish Republican Army bombings of the late 70s.

    "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

    by lgmcp on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 01:53:27 PM PDT

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    •  That happened to me a couple of years ago (1+ / 0-)
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      I had been visiting my father-in-law just before he died. I rented a car and drove him from Orange County to LA so he could visit a couple of relatives. A couple of days later I was catching the red-eye back to the east coast and as I was clearing out the rental I found a couple of his empty oxygen cylinders under the seat. I didn't dare leave them because I was afraid I'd start a bomb scare. I brought them with me to a customer service gate and explained the situation. They told me I couldn't take them with me and I couldn't leave them at the airport. I ended up calling my wife (who was staying with her dad) at 6:30 am and having her make the hour-15 drive from Laguna to LAX to pick them up for me. (A big thank you to American, who rebooked me on the next flight without charge.)

      Hige sceal þe heardra, heorte þe cenre, mod sceal þe mare, þe ure mægen lytlað

      by milkbone on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 02:34:59 PM PDT

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