... Ever notice how many retailers put the new cashier on the Express lane?...
Notice that the express lane in the market is generally t one end or the other -- near the door. Thenew cashier often gets the lane near the door, where the cold/hot air blows. Low person on the totem pole gets the worst location.
When my family moved came to Canada, we naturally brought along as much as possible and luggage real estate was limited. So some of our deemed necessary items went into our carry-on baggage, and that included stuff like kitchen knife sets (y' know, the really large stainless steel ones with life time warranty which cut through everything), metal thermos cans (which looked uncannily like pipe bombs), and so forth. Never had a problem, nothing got looked after; even when suddenly my mothers electric hairbrush went off in one of the bags (making strange humming sounds in the middle of a security check), it didn't bother the security folks at all. My then teenaged sister OTOH wasn't that lucky, she set of the alarms at every metal detector - she was in her tough girl phase and wouldn't go anywhere without her metal plated army boots and camouflage jacket (don't ask:rolleyes: ). But all that was ten years ago, I somehow don't think we would have gotten far in todays climate .
[SIZE=1]Tiptoeing through life's grand theater - and falling down flat.[/SIZE]