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2007/06/01 00:32:02瀏覽3033|回應11|推薦25

You may appreciate the very first of experiences explored in life, and you may not.

A bunch of travelers queued to pass through security check at Sofia airport of Bulgaria. The queue seemed to hold still, since those officers did the best of their single duty—check everyone up, from head to toe, no matter whoever you are. I've never been asked to take off my belt before (which is sometimes fitted with a metal buckle). Having put my notebook pc in the tray, I thought I should be all right as usual. The alarm however unexpectedly went off when walking through the scanner. Here comes a drama.

Two male officers came up and I was escorted to a small room right next to the checkpoint. It seemed that there was a spotlight showered on me, which drew the attention of the crowd in the hall. Alas, I used to watch this very often during security check, but this time is my turn to take a part in it.

In the small room, I was ordered to take off my shoes and empty all pockets, and then I just realized that I was put in custody while one of the officers took away the basket with my belongings in it and another locked the door and blocked the doorway. Great! I had never been treated like that at the airport. The clock was ticking and those two minutes were the longest I'd ever had.

Looking back to my life, I very often tried to be different.  For example, I didn't go to the States to study as the most of my university classmates did.  Instead, I went to the UK. However, it is NOT wise to play different or unique at the airport.  I then tried to be normal and acted like anyone else, but unfortunately they made me special. Well, it's not a big deal. Just a check. Quite. The point is that I was the only one put in custody (well, virtually a lock-up, if I'd like to exaggerate it). The other passengers were simply checked up individually by hands of officers or a hand scanner when the alarm went off. Huh, I should be grateful, shouldn't I? I was a VIP (Very Innocent Person???) and I deserved an intensive care. Code red is what I had. Not bad, eh?

Eventually the longest moment was ended by a click when the officer came back with my personal effects. I didn’t see any message in their face showing they were content.  In return, I gave them a reluctant but funny smile. I've got to confess that I made a face, an awkward face rather than a smile to mock one of the first experiences encountered in my first trip to Bulgaria.

6:31 AM (11:31 AM, Taiwan), 30 MAY 2007
Gate B7, Terminal 2
Sofia airport, BULGARIA

P.S. Bulgaria Air is a materpiece of "Beauty and the Beast": gorgeous eye-catching model-level cabin crew on an aged poor-equipped Boeing 737 flight.  By the way, you wouldn't like to visit the toilet...

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what an adventure!!
2007/06/17 07:04

i understand it must have been a very annoying experience

 


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嗯嗯
2007/06/13 21:42

Hi Zeelandia

還好放你过關就好 沒敲詐你就好~

東歐就是這樣 其實是對東方臉孔陌生

還有會比較提防對大陸去的中國人

我也是那個出差常常被請到特別一區的人~~

去過一次 下次去就會免疫囉 還有記得有時還要耍點"白X"

保加利亞航空曾倒閉 所以我無緣搭乘 

東歐女性真的都很漂亮 我還是推薦匈牙利的空姐

怪的哩的咚  真得漂亮

只是 飛機 唉~~搭過一次就不敢搭了~~~


要快樂喔!

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TO 楊醫: lucky me
2007/06/04 21:52

Apparently those officers did spare me some mercy...I'm really sorry for what happened to you.


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of mine
2007/06/04 20:14
of mine

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I hope there was a room.
2007/06/04 20:13

I was checked thoroughly at the Tagal airport because of the alarm problem, too. The old lady just examined me with her bare hands in front of all the people. How awful it was when she squeeze every private part of me...@@".

I hope there was a room.

However, they got handsome beast on the plane.



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令人咋舌的經驗
2007/06/04 07:00

看到稻兄的回應....

呵呵呵.......


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TO 稻柏臨
2007/06/03 17:27

Well, I would not categorise East Europe as the third world. They simply have not yet catched the general codes of practice followed by most of the countries in the world. This really causes me a lot of problems.

Regarding the cabin crew on the the flight, Asian airline companies have got the same mentality by recruiting good-looking young ladies. However, I shall be much more grateful if those East European may improve their quality of flight fleets. That's exactly what I need, not a fantasy with hot chicks.



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How bad it really was?
2007/06/02 05:23
Wonder whether you would need to take off all the cloth?

And, regarding the beauty? Most people said that the 3rd world airlines have the best of the country. Because that is the only thing they can show...

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TO B & 珍妮曾在西雅圖
2007/06/01 14:24

B: Oh yes! Bulgaria Air is excellent for bachelors.  The only difference from FHM is that those are "well-dressed"!

珍妮曾在西雅圖: In the beginning I thought those officers were gonna blackmail me, and I guessed they might ask me to go full monty when one of them locked the door with a wierd look. It seems that I've got too much fantasy.



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What an adventure!
2007/06/01 12:16

BTY, I have learned "VIP" and I want to be a VIP, too!! Ha!!

Hope it was the very first experience but also the last one in your life.

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