We all need protection, sure, from terrorist bombers on aircraft, but the latest [Detroit] scare has brought considerably more disruption and discomfort to ordinary regular passengers. What are we to do?
Should that damsel in distress have been you, Agnes, what would you like us to have done?
You’ve heard it said, ‘a problem shared is a problem halved’.
Had you lifted each ‘aid’ in turn, and mimed (even better, demonstrated) to the security man what it was for, where it goes, and how it functions, you would not only have enlightened that gentleman, but indeed, educated and amused the impatient air-travellers in the queue.
In the process, you’d have drawn attention away from the embarrassed lady.
You might even have invented a successful, new comedy routine.
In the event, you did nothing. Proving how useless men are.
Indeed, that’s why the lady had those toys in her baggage in the first place.