terça-feira, janeiro 05, 2010

I had a gun in my pocket...

This time my New Year's Eve was a thematic one. The theme of it was "The 50's" (even though it could be extended to the 60th's and the 70th's... And so I decided to dress up in such a way that I could resemble some kind of mobster (or some kind of lunatic). To complete my disguise I took a plastic pistol that I have bought some years ago for some Carnival party. I must admit that the disguise was not perfect, but I think it its job.

And then the "funniest" thing happened on the next day. I had my flight at 9.50h and I took the jacket that I had taken in the previous night to the party... and yes, I forgot to leave the plastic pistol at home...

Strangely (and luckily I guess) enough I only realised this after I passed the security zone. I was already in the duty free shops' area having my breakfast when I remembered that I had the pistol with me! I almost panicked, but then thought that I better not take the pistol with me to London. I thought that if they somehow found that I had a pistol (even if a plastic one) in my pocket they would fire first and ask questions later.

So I went to the security staff and quietly explained that I had a party on the previous day, that I took a plastic pistol with me, and that the pistol was in my pocket... Fortunately they didn't make a fuss of it and just asked me if I had someone with me in the airport. My mother was still there, so I called her and the security guy went to give it to her.

I know that it ended up not being a dangerous at all. But I can only imagine what would happen to me if I was in the US. If I was there I would probably just ditch the pistol in some trash bin or in the toilet, before I got into troubles!

I also don't know how did the pistol passed on the security screening, but maybe it did because it was purely plastic. I hope that it was that. Because the shape was of a real pistol...

PS: When I found out that I had the pistol in my pocket I thought... .oO(what if I just take it out and go into a security guy yelling "I have a plastic pistol, where can I put my plastic PISTOL!!"....)... But I thought I shouldn't be so stupid in the first day of the year.

5 comentários:

Nuno Cruz disse...

Awesome, you forgot it because of the hangover :P

Nuno Salvaterra disse...

You should have withdraw the gun in the middle of the airport screaming "Allahu Ackbar" just to see what happens.

Celi M. disse...

I think in the plane woud've been more fun! I read this and thought to myself how easily this could've happened to me, and how greatly i would've panicked!
And there you were yesterday taking about not conning people on twitter. Tsc tsc tsc...

Joana BFS disse...

Simao!!! nao fazia ideia que blogavas!! Ja espreitei e vou continuar a faze-lo. Desde q sai de portugal tambem desabafo neste lugar! kisses
joana

SimNão disse...

Blogo! =) E também já acompanho o teu há um ou dois meses. =)

Beijinhos!