Rules Are Rules
Although none of the passengers in line wanted to admit it, they were feeling a bit nervous about the argument. There are tons of rules about what is not allowed on flights, and everyone knew that it could be something dangerous. Maybe something sharp? Or a spray can with compressed air? Or something even worse. Whatever it was, it was clearly important for all the passengers safety that they stopped this man and made him get rid of the package.
It’s not enough that passengers have to take off their belts and shoes, take out their laptops, and throw away their water, but there is also the scanner which does who-knows-what to see into your pockets and under your shirts. Luckily, despite these little annoyances, there are usually water bottles, sandwiches, and even gourmet food on the other side of the security line. But what this man had on him was definitely not a ham sandwich and definitely not available at the Duty Free.