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?