Ahh you have to love the Finns.
Flying out of Helsinki Airport I removed all my metal detecting possession, laptop, liquids, wallet, sharp implements, slingshot, automatic rifle, missile launch codes, etc) and placed them in the plastic tray provided. Being the diligent travellor that I am I offered to removed my size 9.5 (US) /42 (EU) Timberland boots prior to the scanning process. The pretty little blond young thing (aren’t they all in Finland?) said no, it wasn’t a problem.
In the past these shoes will set of alarms dependiong on their calibration of the scanner. So, I intrepidly strode though the metallic archway.
Ring a ding ding!
Well, actually more like a screeching bleep.
Suddenly Not-so-pretty little blond young thing step forward with his arms out like a crucifix.
I now suspect the pretty little blond young thing and Not-so-pretty little blond young thing are finding ways to make their day more amusing and eventful.
So Not-so-pretty little blond young thing is man, I have to say at this point, is quite thorough at his job. VERY thorough.
All I could think was …
What? No dinner and a movie first? No flowers?
Yes ladies and gentlemen, romance is dead.