Sunny 9 for 2009 October 1 (entry 0)

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[Comments] (3) That reminds me...: Some random story came to mind that I got a chuckle out of remembering. First, I am reading the new Dan Brown book The Lost Symbol, and part of the book made me remember something. In the book it describes a man getting through the subterranean entrance into the Capital and then going through security. Anyway, my experience with getting through security was a little funny. Not funny was the poor Asian people in front of us that had a CVS bag full of American candy and chocolate that it looked like they had just purchased that morning and had to throw it away. Absolutely NO food or water was allowed inside the Capital. We chugged our water (I hate getting dehydrated) and David had to throw out the rest of his Gatorade he had for breakfast. Everyone's packed lunches sat in a big heap on top of the trash bins.

So you get in and you have to put all your stuff on the x-ray belt. We had to drive Aaron's truck so he could have enough seats that when he got home he could take the babysitter home with the kids. So on his key chain is his consecrated oil vial. I totally forgot about it and was confused as to why they would pause on our stuff and take so long. I looked at what he was looking at and he was thoroughly examining it, had it opened up, trying to get a drop on his glove, etc. He was probably thinking what on earth is this? I don't think there was any oil left in there anyway, but it was funny, what are you supposed to say Officer, I know it looks like my coke stash or perhaps a bit of anthrax, but it is really consecrated oil that we Mormons use to administer Priesthood blessings to the sick. Um, yeah. He closed it up, no questions asked, thank goodness we were spared that potentially awkward moment, and handed us back my keys, and we went on our way to our tour. I just thought it was interesting and maybe someone else could share the laugh.


Posted by Joe Walch at Thu Oct 01 2009 09:49

I'd probably think it was a drug stash too.

Posted by Jenni at Thu Oct 01 2009 10:29

Oh, that is funny! Seriously, wonder if they'd buy your "mormon oil" story? =)

Posted by Ashley at Thu Oct 01 2009 10:31

That was funny. Except that I was thinking he might think we are wierd and kept blood in there. Vampire stuff is popular right now. Ha. Ant that was annoying we had to get rid of all our water. I seriously think what made my kidney stone worse was being dehydrated there. Im going to write them a letter. j/k. Good times.


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