Um… actually, it’s a pocket knife with no knife.

I got tired of donating pocket knives to TSA checkpoints once or twice a year because I’m used to carrying them with me all the time. Having a “pocket knife” that isn’t really a knife is easier. HOWEVER! I talk to the nice TSA people before going through the scanner. Show them the unit. Let them play with it. We usually fly out of a small airport, and the folks there are very agreeable and appreciate the heads-up. At ORD, I get lots of side-eye and a grudging approval.

Oh, and I got prohibited from taking it into a Disney On Ice show. I explained to the rent-a-cops that this was TSA-approved; he said, “Well, it looks like it could be a knife!” and I got to walk back out to my car and stash it there. 🙄

Husband & retiree. Developer, tech writer, & IT geek. I fill what’s empty, empty what’s full, and scratch where it itches. Occasionally do weird & goofy things.

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