Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Ita[euro][TM]s a Test of Character; Travellers Tales with Ann Rickard

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Ita[euro][TM]s a Test of Character; Travellers Tales with Ann Rickard

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AFTER going through security, why am I always the person to be stopped for testing for traces of gunpowder or some other illegal substance?

Now that Iave said that, I can hear you say: aItas not her who always gets chosen, itas me.a

Everyone thinks theyare the only one to be subjected to this extra scrutiny, but in my case, it is true.

Once Iave picked up my bag off the security conveyor belt, put on my shoes, gathered my jewellery and adjusted myself, I keep my eyes focused on a bit of space directly in front of me to avoid the attention of the lurking person in uniform with the scanning gadget.

But every time a and I really mean every time a I am called over.

Itas never my husband who is always beside me, never the person in front of me, never the person behind me. Just me.

As I am led to the counter by the security person with the gadget, my husband sniggers and scuttles freely away. …

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