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Story Time: Almost Arrested at the Airport in Haiti

Updated: Jan 4, 2022


I was going to jail 🚓

When moving from country to country I'm always packing more unconventional stuff. For example, Korea doesn't really do tampons so I had a year's worth of tampons in my bag. In Senegal there were a lot of mosquitos so my bag was full of repellent bracelets. You get the picture?

So, when coming back to Haiti I realized I needed kitchenware (even though I literally never cooked when I had them). This meant spatulas, tongs, and… knives. You see where I’m going with this? 😅

Making everything fit is an extreme puzzle. I’m stuffing my shoes with deodorant sticks, folding electronics in clothes and securing knives in ring light boxes. Whatever I need to do to get all my shit from point A to point B. The thing is… I have to remember what’s inside so I know what has to go underneath the plane and what can be in my carryon. On this last flight from Haiti… I forgot 😭

My bag went through the scanner and immediately got flagged. They searched my bag and found nothing, but wouldn’t let me go. My bag had to go back through the scanner and was flagged again. Aw, shit. Here we again. I be so annoyed cause I know what size liquids, no lighters, take my computer out, etc. I’m not new to this I’m true to this.

Apparently not true enough because as they searched my bag and opened the ring light box out fell three cooking knives. I mentally prepared myself to be handcuffed at that point 🤷🏾‍♀️

I already had an attitude and said I didn’t speak Créole because I'm petty. So the lady points to the knives, looks at me and says, "NO." You got it, sis. It's your world. I'm just living in it.

Top Flight Security of the World was not playing with my ass 😭 I was annoyed and the whole time it was me in the wrong. Humbled me so quick.

I need to get my shit together, okay? I'm literally just out here winging it and somehow making it 😂

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Glo Love
Glo Love
Mar 05, 2022

Sounds like me. One time I had a comb that was secretly a knife in the carry-on. They thought it was really a comb and I wasn't going to tell them different. Then this other security opens it and sees the knife and I thought this is it. They kept the weapon (which was supposed to be a gift) and I was good to go. I know now to triple check the carry on bag. Notes forever for the future. 🤣🤣🤣 My heart dropped so fast! I guess if you don't look intentional you'll be good to go. We both got blessed. Safe travels✌🏽🙏🏽

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