Can’t Contain My Disdain For Luggage Rules

It’s hard to believe, but snow globes (even tiny ones) are a carry-on baggage no-no. I’m not kidding — an  airline luggage inspector actually seized our miniscule Vegas memento. Why?  It seems that bomb-makers can do something really, really scary with the fraction-of-an-ounce of water contained in an eight-dollar snow globe.

And that brings me to my latest haiku:

Seizing your snow globe
For being an airline threat
Doesn’t hold water.

(You can find more of my travel and vacation humor here, and more container haiku here.)

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7 Responses to “Can’t Contain My Disdain For Luggage Rules”

  1. paisley says:

    life in outer space is really beginning to appeal to me………. the world has gone mad i tell you … mad mad mad…..

  2. spacedlaw says:

    Great haiku from your rightful annoyance.
    Got some nice toys – lava lamp style – last time I was in Paris and had to mail them to myself so I did not have to check in my small carry on bag! Good thing I thought about it otherwise they would have been seized.

  3. SandyCarlson says:

    Thanks for putting a perspective on a situation that needs one!

    Mine’s up at

  4. Tiffany says:

    Love your haiku. Last time I flew I checked everything. I figured if the luggage got lost no one would notice I had no make up on, I would be naked too. These travel rules are crazy.

  5. qualcosa di bello says:

    so very, very clever! a perfect poetic expression of the height of ridiculousness!

  6. Gudrun says:

    found your site through the TravelHacker Carnival – nice post! As I was packing for our family trip last night, I had to talk with my kids about ok things and not ok things. Off the list, a moose that makes moose noises (really loud, actually) and a do-it-yourself sparkley lotion kit from a birthday party. I find it sad that these are the kind of conversations I have with my kids about traveling, rather than the wonderful expectations of what is on the other side!

  7. madkane says:

    Thanks so much, everyone!