Hey Shaggy or Sherlock — The Case of the Missing Amish Pickles
Rutt Ro Shaggy what happened to the Amish pickles? If Sherlock were on the case, he'd definitely be shaking his head and standing on a chair.
I was so excited when I was in Nashville to find this quaint little shopping area that embarked on the Amish culture. And when I found Bread and Butter pickles I knew that my James would love them. He was very excited, until we got home.
When we unpacked our pack, okay, when I unpacked the suitcase I found the TSA tag pictured above. It says that they inspected our bag, our checked bag, and that all contents were returned. Um, no they weren't! Our Amish pickles were no where to be found.
I searched the internet to find out what the rules about pickles were and if it mattered that they were Amish pickles, I know that sounds silly, but so does missing pickles. Could it be a case of a TSA agent having the munchies? What possible reason would anyone have for taking my pickles.
In reading literature about the TSA and suitcase inspection process, I found that there are reasons for searching a suitcase that make perfect sense. I understand that if something is suspicious, such as Amish pickles apparently seem to be, then by all means search my bag, but after seeing that they were pickles, merely former cucumbers and not a threat to the world, the united states or Nashville why would you take my pickles.
There are no rules about pickles, I looked and looked. I can't find any words that say my Amish pickles are not allowed on the plane. And why would there be words against pickles, Amish pickles. It is a shame that the pickles that brought me so much joy to buy for my James and the pickles that my James was so excited to have are gone. It does look to me that even though the tag says they have returned my suitcase contents and didn't, because my Amish pickles didn't make the flight, that they have however, covered their go through my suitcase butts by including this line...
Even if an item is generally permitted, it may be subject to additional screening or not allowed through the checkpoint if it triggers an alarm during the screening process, appears to have been tampered with, or poses other security concerns. The final decision rests with TSA on whether to allow any items on the plane-TSA.GOV
In case you wanted to know, yes there is a resolution line, if you will, to file a lost property claim, but given the above statement and the claim process, I don't really think that we will ever see that jar of Amish pickles again.