My “airport confiscation” story:
We have taken group family vacations to Aruba for the past 25 years. My family, parents, in-laws and whomever else can join us on any given year. Myself, parents and inlaws even purchased a time share at the same resort, same week together about 15 years ago to facilitate these family vacations.
So in her later years mom would use a wheelchair in the airport and as we are wheeling up to security/customs where they x-ray your carry on bags my mom says: " OMG NotJr, I forgot I had this in my bag to give to you"…and she pulls out a 3/4 full bottle of (.750 liter) Stoli Vodka. For those not familiar you aren’t allowed more than 4oz of liquids in any carry on so here we are with this bottle which security is going to confiscate, so we pull ourselves aside to let other people go through as we discuss this.
She hands me the bottle, it’s so warm since it’s been in her bag in 80+ degree weather…but there’s no way I’m letting this go so I unscrew the top and chug the bottle. Both security lines, as well as much of the security officers stop to watch this marvel of alcoholism, some I do believe were chanting; “chug, chug, chug, chug”…and chug I did every last drop of that Stoli. I proceeded to throw the bottle in the garbage and continue through security.
Needless to say by the time we boarded an hour or so later, I was hammered. I passed out on the flight and 4 & 1/2 hours later woke up like a champ! (probably still a little buzzed)