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Old 05-14-2008, 12:27 AM
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I was leaving East Midlands Airport in the UK about 13 years ago when I was pulled up at checking the hand luggage through an x-ray machine - the guys got jumpy and asked me to remove the large object in my bag - I took out the towel covering the object and they asked me to unwrap it - I took out a house brick. The look on their faces was priceless. "Why are you taking a brick with you on the plane sir"........I wanted to say it was my pet brick but I didn't think they were so much in the mood for jokes so i had to explain the whole story - after that they let me on the plane! Big surprise I thought they would see it as an offensive weapon and stop me......but by then they were probably seeing me as an offensive weapon on my own with or without a house brick - it all ended in smiles!
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Old 05-14-2008, 12:49 AM
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Hi Kev!
You explained them why you was carrying a brick.. but you did't tell us the reason!! Can we also know why you carry bricks around!? LOL!!!
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Old 05-14-2008, 03:24 AM
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I've got a brick story too, concerning the Delhi airport. No time now, I'll try to teoo it tomorrow.

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Old 05-14-2008, 07:49 AM
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come on Kev, what was the full story
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Old 05-14-2008, 10:29 AM
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Hi Laurent,

it was very simple.....

I had a martial arts student in Luxeuil les Bains - he studied with me in the UK and then moved there - the first time I went to see him he had worked so hard on his own I came away suitably impressed.

The second time I flew to train with him and grade his progress I thought I would take a brick for him to consider breaking as a further inspiration.

"What are you taking this brick for sir?"

"It's a very special inspirational brick for a friend"

Skeptical looks and the beginnings of wry smiles

"Do you intend to start building a house brick by brick - there are quicker ways and you can buy bricks in France you know" - they were warming to the occasion now.........

"No!" - they got the full explanation - "oh so you break bricks with your hands! - You're more dangerous than the brick, perhaps we ought to stop you from getting on the plane....!

aaaaaaah! Sometimes you can say too much........but they let me go........and my brick......bet they wouldn't today.....the brick that is.........

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Old 05-14-2008, 12:29 PM
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Kev, that's priceless!

I suspect they'd still let your brick on board, it's not on their list ;)
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Old 05-14-2008, 01:14 PM
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cracking Kev
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Old 05-14-2008, 01:25 PM
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oooh what a pun!!!! Was it intentional? Great thread idea by the way ;-)))

You can slice, demolish or crunch a brick but you have to be really really good just to crack one - I've seen it done where someone has known exactly how much damage they have exacted and then just delivered the coup de grace by touching their forehead to it!
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Old 05-14-2008, 02:01 PM
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thanks Kev, me crack jokes, "never"
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Old 05-14-2008, 03:22 PM
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These days, they'd let your brick on board, but not you... haha
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