I dodged it a few years ago because I was, sort of, breastfeeding my youngest daughter. Apparently breast feeding in a courthouse is distracting so they let me have a pass on that one. This time I wasn't so lucky (if you consider breast feeding lucky).
This morning I trudged into the courthouse, which is about half a hour away. Upon entry into the building I was greeted with metal detectors and police officers. One officer took my purse and pulled me aside to inquire about its contents.
Officer: "Ma'am do you have any pepper spray in here?"
Me: "Hmm you know, I think I do."
Officer: "Do you have any knives?"
Me: "Gosh, yeah I think I have two."
At this point I start digging around in the purse to locate all my weapons. I pulled out my keys and on my key ring is a Safety Cat personal defense keychain my father got me.
Officer: (chuckling) "I'll need that too"
Me: "Sorry, I was really not prepared for this!"
Officer: (puts his hands up) "Man, I'm not going to mess with you!"
|All my seized contraband. It's a good thing I don't fly much.|