How do you get a box marked ammunition by the TSA?

These are not the droids you are looking for.

These are not the droids you are looking for.

My favorite souvenir from the trip to London was in fact a piece of marketing swag. I am a big fan of UK-based Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40,000 miniatures (ORKZ!). CollateralDamageJr. (left, like you really had any doubts) and I went into a bunch of their stores in London. They had all these cardboard boxes made up to look like science fictional ammo containers. So I asked for one. Turns out before Christmas they were supposed to only come with a mammoth purchase (a store manager gave me the wink-wink-nudge-nudge on that though) but after they were officially giving them away. So they gave me one. How then to get “The Box” through customs, TSA and all that other stuff? Well first I cleverly filled it with laundry and then applied an amazing camouflage to it. And now you know how to get a cardboard box past TSA while having your wife, in-laws and son laugh at you.

Yes, I am really doing this.

Yes dear, I am really doing this.

4 thoughts on “How do you get a box marked ammunition by the TSA?

  1. Would they really have blinked an eye if you just carried it on unwrapped. I think it would have been fun to try. I have wanted to try the arranging of metal rods in 3D to spell in 2D on the scanners. I think–Help! or S.O.S might be fun. Or BOMB!

  2. In my experience law enforcement types — when on the job — tend to have a very limited definition of humor. Should you try your experiment I suspect you will find out whether or not I’m right.

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