Ok, so I am moving from one hide-away to another today. Flying from PVD to BWI.
I booked early.
I got a good deal.
I was packed and ready to go in time to walk through the apartment a few times to make sure I had everything.
I was here two hours before my flight.
I checked my luggage so I was unencumbered.
Now I fly somewhat frequently and almost always Southwest, so a lot of the time I get TSA Pre-check. That would mean, my light sweatshirt and sneakers would stay on. My liquids stay in my one bag (size of a small backpack). But just in case, my liquids were in a baggie. So it ends up being a regular check-in. I take off my sneakers, my socks are pristine. My sweatshirt is ready to throw in a bin.
Surprise! New rule! All candy and snacks must be out of my bag and in it's own bin.
Rewind five hours, while grabbing a few things at Stop & Shop, I bought a dollar box of candy. Then to save space, I took the box of individually wrapped "Chocolate Bit O'Honey" and dumped them in the bag.
So I had to step out of line, dump my overstuffed bag. I don't check electronics or prescriptions. There is no line to speak of, I waved two people around me.
Then someone asks why the candy/snack rule. The TSA guy says that sometimes food gives a false positive for explosives because of it's proximity to wires (phone chargers, etc.)
Did I mention it's steroid day?