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Airport Security Snafu

By Alyssa NicolePublished 2 months ago 1 min read
Photo by Icarus Chu on Unsplash

*Overheard phone conversation at the gate*

You'll never believe what happened,

Just a few minutes ago.

Walking through security,

I didn't expect a show.

Ahead of the crowd,

An early morning riser.

I strolled through without a care,

None the wiser.

I stood there patiently,

Waiting for my bag.

A TSA agent flagged me down,

An unexpected snag.

I thought it was a mistake,

Having packed so carefully.

Unzipping pockets,

Out came a toiletry.

My bottle of hair gel,


My can of shaving cream,


My things simply discarded,

How dare they have the audacity.

I reclaimed my bag in defeat,

My luggage at reduced capacity.

*Dialing another phone number several minutes later*

Hey, you'll never believe what happened...


Written for the eavesdropping challenge by sleepy drafts! Check it out below!

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About the Creator

Alyssa Nicole

A toxicologist who secretly hopes to be a full-time author. One novel in progress with too many other ideas taking up space in my head until I get around to writing them. Some of those ideas end up here.

Instagram: @alyssa.n.mussowrites

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  • Randy Wayne Jellison-Knockabout a month ago

    So like me, forgetting that a Swiss army knife is simply considered a tool when entering a concert venue in the city. Lost two of them that way. It's either take it back to the car & go to the back of the line or..., confiscated!

  • Rick Henry Christopher about a month ago

    Good job! I subscribe to you and I look forward to reading more of your work.

  • Hahahahahahaha this made me chuckle! Loved your entry to this challenge!

  • sleepy drafts2 months ago

    OK, this was * so * awesome!!! Oh, I laughed at the end - this is fantastic. Amazing eavesdropping skills. Thank you so much for sharing!! Also, I just had to Google 'snafu' - I had no idea that was an acronym, either!! That gave me a chuckle right off the bat. Wonderfully done, Alyssa! Thank you * so * much for writing and sharing this. This was a delight! 💗

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