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Your TSA at work [ Wednesday, 31 May 06 | 09:09 ]
[My Location |El Masnou (Barcelona) España]
[My Mood |cheerfulcheerful]

Last week I returned back home in Barcelona from my ten-day “vacation” in California. I had checked two pieces of luggage and both of them had been opened by the TSA for inspection. I found an extra slip of paper in one of them that said “For your safety and that of other passengers... hazardous materials discovered in your baggage have been removed.” In my case it was a bottle of Soft Scrub, because it contained a small amount of bleach (sodium hypochlorite.) I find that interesting as they don’t have a problem with olive oil, which is flammable, or with vinegar that contains 6% (acetic) acid. Back when they were even more strict, they took away a can of Edge shaving gel, probably because the propellent is flammable.

How cheap it is...

This week I did my usual grocery shopping at Alcampo in Sant Adrià. They have signs for “el más borato” (the cheapest one) all over the store. I was looking at lemon soda and found that they had a generic brand for 0,20 € ($ 0.25 USD) for a two-liter bottle. Now that’s cheap!