Random Searches At The Airport

Hello good people of the Internet,

This is going to be a very, short post.

I was thinking about this the other day, and thought it was funny (weird funny, not haha funny).

Growing up, my mother would often fly us back to Taiwan to visit her family. For me to learn about Taiwanese culture and to keep in touch with our family.

Now, very often, on our way to Taiwan we would be stopped by airport security for ‘random searches‘.

It happened too frequently for it to feel like a proper ‘random’ search.
Though, to be fair, all of them could have been individual mutually exclusive events of random searches – but it just seems doubtful.

We could have been the most unlucky pair in the world…. Or… Just looked DAMN suspicious when standing next to each other. What do you think?

These random searches happened in both NZ and London airports. I don’t have a memory of this happening in Taiwan on the way back to NZ/London, but I could have just forgotten.

The last time we flew together to Taiwan was via London Heathrow airport. I remember we were passing through security, each walked through the metal detectors (without any issues) and waited to collect our belongings that were being x-rayed. As we picked up our bags, we were approached by a friendly security officer who told us he was conducting a random search on us.

“Here we go again“ I thought.

The man was pretty nice and friendly and asked what our relationship was. My mother responded that I was her daughter at the same time I said she was my Mum. He finished his check and off we went.

It makes me wonder, do we look suspicious when we are together? I could have asked the security officer why we were selected, but I hate confrontation and I think it might get us in more trouble as it could seem as if we were resisting.

Here is a picture of us, do we look like we would f**k sh*t up??

I will say that we both can have pretty badass resting bitch faces hahah. Alternatively, we could have looked harmless and the security officer chose easy people to fulfil his random search quota for the day?

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11 Comments Add yours

  1. pamicdolls says:

    In their eyes could be two single women. Hmmmmm….. LOL. Got the same smiling face in the picture though. 🙂

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    1. I was a little kid to a teenager though! In the picture, I’m 20 something haha

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      1. pamicdolls says:

        You are still 20 something NOW. LOL

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  2. Yep definitely suspicious! 🙂

    I have wondered this in the past. However, on my first trip to NYC on my own (I think it was 2005/2006?) I was randomly searched at Heathrow airport. The three guys who they let through before me were maybe what some might consider to be the stereotypical terrorists.

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    1. Haha thanks! I’ll let my Mum know that we are suspicious looking!!!

      Thanks for sharing your story, were the guys quite nice? I’m flying out of Heathrow next week, which I’m NOT looking forward to (not a big fan of being trapped in a metal tube in the sky).

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      1. I’m not sure if those guys nice, but we can only hope.

        Where are you flying to next week?

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        1. Seoul for my honeymoon!

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          1. Nice! Have a great time!

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  3. JenaPen says:

    I think y’all are adorable! And you look so much like your Mom! My husband gets targeted for things like that and he was born and raised in the US… lol. I also finally posted my response to your nomination and when you have time feel free to check it out and let me know what you think!
    https://jena-pendarvis.com/2018/05/10/here-comes-the-sun/
    Thanks again for the nomination!! ❤

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    1. Thank you <3. Yes, in that photo we do. Ahh maybe you'mr husband looks suspicious like we do as well haha!

      I went over and read your response. I'm loving it!

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