Thursday, 31 August 2006

The destabilising effects of personal hygiene

AF had experienced problems carrying an (empty) Iranian version of a ‘Capri Sun’ drink container on an aircraft. She uses it as a sort of portable bidet on board aircraft and in other places in the Anglophone World which value freedom over personal hygiene facilities. There had been security concerns about liquid explosives which seemed to extend to empty containers which COULD contain liquids, especially if they had Arabic or Farsi script on them. A transatlantic trip was imminent.

Your Iranian Capri Sun is definitely a threat to the security of the free world. I wonder what is meant by ‘free world’?