Woman boards a Paris Delta Airlines flight headed to Denver. Shortly before landing, woman is given apple by flight attendant passing out snacks. Woman is not hungry so stashes apple away and promptly forgets about it. Plane lands and woman’s luggage is selected for random search by snarky Border Patrol agent, who is angry about life in general and in particular a certain undeclared apple found in woman’s bag. Woman is denied option to eat or throw away said apple and receives $500 fine. Woman is rightly appalled and feels a loss of dignity. Border Patrol agent’s inferiority complex, unfortunately, remains solidly in place.
This is what happens when rules take priority over common sense. It’s also the kind of stuff that sparks revolutions. Just infuriating.
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