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Responsible Chewing Pleasure
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clayrobeson From: clayrobeson Date: October 17th, 2002 08:58 am (UTC) (Link)
I so totally almost got busted in Singapore!

When flew to Nepal, I had a 4 hour layover in Singapore. Well, before you go into the secure gate area, you have to go thru another metal detector. Then you get wanded. I had a pack of gum in my pocket that tripped the wand. When I pulled it out, I was like "Oh, shit" and the guard's face was like "Oh, shit." But he just palmed it, continued to wand me, and slipped it back to me then ushered me through.
komos From: komos Date: October 17th, 2002 11:45 am (UTC) (Link)

Taking chewing gum seriously

From what I understand, they have gum-sniffing dogs, too. 8|

I know on some level it's kind of ridiculous, but I'm running with a pet peeve, and the Chinese have been on some kind of "beautification of society" kick. In a similar vein, there are also restrictions on hocking loogies in public places (esp. restaurants) since that has been a bit of a problem as well. I'm guessing that people haven't also held the loogie laws up as a "human rights abuse," but then there's more of a global consensus that loogies are just kind of gross.

Glad you made it through without ending up in a foreign prison. :)
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