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AIBU to be enraged by this mother's treatment at an airport?

(24 Posts)
SaturnBelt Tue 31-Jan-17 15:04:17

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-38767588

Why they couldn't just check the breast pump if they were suspicious - using their X-ray and scanning etc equipment - is beyond bewildering. And what gets me is that the police woman who took her into custody was expecting something attached permanently to her boob!!? hmm

I would have offered to squeeze a turd out of my bum onto her foot and explained that because I had left my toilet at home, I'm hoping she doesn't think my pocket hankies are a hand grenade. shock

WhereTheFuckIsWonderWoman Tue 31-Jan-17 15:25:10

She said police at Frankfurt Airport were suspicious because she was carrying a breast pump but travelling without her baby.

Ummmmm... in my experience it was when my baby wasn't with me that I required a breast pump hmm

TheFairyCaravan Tue 31-Jan-17 15:27:36

It's outrageous if it did happen like that.

Who the fuck do they think they are?

CouchSwede Tue 31-Jan-17 15:29:59

Absolute insanity.

2014newme Tue 31-Jan-17 15:34:57

What action will you be taking op?

SaturnBelt Tue 31-Jan-17 15:53:24

No action. biscuit

SoupDragon Tue 31-Jan-17 16:00:46

Thing is, what nefarious deeds did they think she could do with a breast pump?

exWifebeginsat40 Tue 31-Jan-17 16:03:11

ENRAGED.

Libitina Tue 31-Jan-17 16:04:33

Enraged OP? Really?

LaContessaDiPlump Tue 31-Jan-17 16:05:29

I thought this was awful - poor woman.

DamnCommandments Tue 31-Jan-17 16:09:01

Why the fuck not enraged?! It makes me feel angry for Ms Bose. Enangered, then?

SummitLove Tue 31-Jan-17 16:22:37

No action

Apart from posting it on mumsnet to share the enragementness.

I totally agree that it sounds awful. They needed some serious and swift training for their security screening staff.

flagnogbagnog Tue 31-Jan-17 16:25:48

It is shocking. I read it earlier and thought it was horrendous. The woman had to get her boob out and prove she was lactating! WTAF!

Megatherium Tue 31-Jan-17 16:52:54

I seem to have missed the rule that said we are not allowed to post stuff on MN unless we also share a detailed and immediate action plan demonstrating what we personally are going to do about it.

2014newme Tue 31-Jan-17 17:08:45

Mega there isn't such a rule. I think there is a newbies section if you want to check there about your plans.

weebarra Tue 31-Jan-17 17:12:11

I think that was Mega's point.

bakeofffan Tue 31-Jan-17 17:13:49

Read this earlier and thought it was appalling, poor lady sad

DixieNormas Tue 31-Jan-17 17:22:04

And people this stupid are in charge of airport security hmm

SaturnBelt Tue 31-Jan-17 17:37:56

Yup, no action apart from sharing the story to share enragedness-ness. That's what I like about Mumsnet threads. That and the filthy language posters use to let off steam. grin

SaturnBelt Tue 31-Jan-17 17:40:07

Mega - wink

eurochick Tue 31-Jan-17 17:50:32

It is bloody awful. I travelled the world with my pump when I first went back to work. All without the baby. What on earth were the airport security people thinking?!?

EduCated Tue 31-Jan-17 17:55:07

Really nasty story, that poor lady. That feeling of complying because you feel scared and vulnerable, then the reality of the situation sinking in. I hate to think what happens that we don't hear about.

Megatherium Tue 31-Jan-17 18:16:49

2014me, that was sort of my point.

TheWrathFromHighAtopTheThing Tue 31-Jan-17 18:19:44

What action could the OP actually take? Nip over to Frankfurt and have it out with....who? Any excuse to be an arse in AIBU!

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