Saturday, September 25, 2021

Pocket knives and Planes

 Memorable car of the day:

 The Olds Golden Rocket  Concept, Good thing it didn't make it, probably would have been an Edsel.

For today:

Entering the court house once the guard wanted to take my knife. I said I will take it back to the car and leave it there. He smiled and said, “I don’t blame you!” 

It was mentioned 2 or 3 times about losing pocket knives at the airports. I left one with them also. Funny family story about that:

 In their earlier years grandsons Corey and Ben would fly out from Utah for the summer. Once they picked little toy rifles to take back home. They were actually small replicas about 3” long and ¼ thick. No holes in the barrels even. Corey went thru airport security first and Ben second. When they stopped Ben and took his little gun, Corey looked back and said, “You didn’t take mine!”  Then they did!

I have always wondered what happens to all the things confiscated, so I finally asked Mr. Google.

The TSA refers to them as “Voluntarily Abandoned Property,” and contrary to popular belief, TSA employees do not keep any of it for themselves. The agency has a zero-tolerance policy for such behavior, and employees can be instantly terminated if they're caught pocketing confiscated items for themselves .May 19, 2017

So any items taken by the TSA become government property. The TSA makes no profit off of items that travelers surrender at checkpoints. Each state sells the TSA confiscated items at auction. The state decides which auction service to use and the state keeps the profit.

I wouldn't bet the farm that some things do not make it to private homes. I hear much conficated is sold at I am checking that out ……………..

Probably not a bad place to shop, I didn’t see much of interest to me and I did not see anything that appeared to be from TSA.

Take care and remember don’t carry your pocket knife if you plan to board a plane. That goes for you girls too!




I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Yes, I did take my pocket knife off my keychain because I was flyingt to visit one of my sons. Now I don't know where it is, but sooner or later it will appear. I didn't throw it away.. I've never had anything confiscated.

Mevely317 said...

That was a cute story about Corey and Ben ... but sad at the same time. What's wrong with those TSA agents?! No common sense. One of the last times we had occasion to fly we witnessed TSA taking away a BRAND NEW, unopened bottle of Pepto Bismol from a lady. Her stomach was upset and her husband had just run in the gift shop and bought it.

I was reading this to Tom a little bit ago and he agrees. We don't believe for a minute that other people's 'stuff' doesn't magically re-appear in their homes. I'm going to check out that Thanks!

yaya said...

I think I mentioned Jack's confiscated pocket knife in a previous comment. They told him he could come back and get it later but we never did. I gave my sister some homemade raspberry jam a few years ago and they took that because it was more than the allotted amount of liquid. I laughed here thinking of my jam going to auction! It's awesome stuff so I hope whoever bought it enjoyed it! We're very careful about what we bring in carry on luggage these days!

Victor S E Moubarak said...

I wondered what happened to confiscated items.

God bless.

Dar said...

So much is so wrong. What the heck...take a little boys toy? Where is the common decency ... gone right out the window, hasn't it. I also don't believe for a minute that all confiscated items make it to auction. Who they kidding. Obviously the gov. thinks we're all idiots....ok, I'm riled. I did like the Olds Golden Rocket. What a ride that would have been. Check out the headlights and the nose of that ride...phew. Fun.
loven'hugs from up north where it's very pleasant outside today so a little yard work was in order.