Live country music at Albuquerque International Sunport.
I’ve flown in and out of Albuquerque International Sunport many times but, on a recent trip, I entered the airport to twangs of live country music. Yeehaw! I thought, “That’s the strangest thing I’ve ever seen at an airport.” I was wrong.
Moose antlers that were shed naturally for sale on the side of road in Maine.
Waiting to board our flight was a man carrying a rack of antlers about 5 feet wide! The tips were outfitted with cut up pieces of hose stuffed with foam. Why? Because antlers are weapons!
It begged a lot of questions.
Passenger: “How did you get them through security?”
Man: “They told me to bring them to the gate.”
Passenger: “Did you buy extra seats?”
Passenger: “Where will they go on the plane?”
Mind you, you can’t bring scissors longer than 4 inches on a plane.
Once boarding started, the ticket agent was apoplectic.
First, he said. “Whoa! Where do you think you’re going?”
Second, “If you read what cannot come on a plane, antlers are on the list.”
To his colleague, “If I see one more pair of antlers today, I’m going home.”
Then the ticket agent made a phone call.
“Calling Security! We have a pair of antlers to check!”