Don’t worry, U.S. and Western countries you’ll get there. It’s a matter of time.
But what you won’t get at your checkpoints is a certain, oh let’s just call it Flair, commonly encountered oer’ here yonder in Holy Land Central (HLC). Maybe you’d encounter it in Latin America or Italy or anywhere else I can think to stereotype.
Scene: Entrance to The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
Dialogue: Moi-Self and Security Guard
Mr. Security: Are you married?
Moi-Self: Why are you asking?
Mr. Security: Because I think you’re beautiful.
Moi-Self: Thanks. But yes, I am spoken for**
Mr. Security: Can I check your bag anyway?
Moi-Self: Gee, I’m not sure how to answer
**little white lies sometimes serve the moment
Flattering? Yes. Appropriate? Not really. Do I care? No.
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