Okay, so let me start by saying that I’m on #TeamScissors over #TeamClippers when it comes to nail care. Not usually a topic I discuss on the blog, but it’s important for context.
99% of countries don’t mind you taking cuticle scissors through a security checkpoint. The only countries I’ve been to that take issue with it are Australia and the UAE. The latter is bizarre, because they otherwise have some of the most lax security I’ve ever seen. Anyway, while passing through the UAE a few weeks back enroute to the Etihad A380 inaugural flight, my cuticle scissors were confiscated.
When they are confiscated or I lose them, I usually always buy the same scissors, which are available at just about every CVS in the world. Except I was in Hawaii until late last week staying at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki, and was feeling especially lazy.
Go figure the hotel gift shop sold only one variety of cuticle scissors:
They worked fine, and I haven’t been in the US to buy my usual brand of scissors since.
Of course I forgot they were in my carry-on, and while going through security at Abu Dhabi Airport yesterday, my bag was flagged for additional screening.
Within a few seconds the officer found the scissors. He laughed.
Then he called over another officer. Then he laughed.
I would’ve been less humiliated if they had found a Hello Kitty banana sling in my bag…