Easter eggs ‘destroyed’ by overzealous airport staff
From BBC News 16/04/14:
Children were left "devastated" after staff at Bristol Airport destroyed their Easter eggs in a security check.
I think ‘destroyed’ is a bit strong. But a broken egg, is a broken egg – however you, erm, slice it.
The youngsters were returning home to Italy after visiting their grandfather Tom Marsland in Cornwall when a security officer searched the bags of the children.
After an Easter egg hunt with their grandfather the children collected six Easter eggs which they planned to take home.
But during a search the eggs were pierced by the fingers and thumbs of a security officer.
Bristol Airport has apologised and said a full internal investigation is due to take place.
They said replacement Easter eggs are also due to be sent to the children.
Airport security staff aren’t particularly known for their delicate touch and sensitive nature. Still – at least the eggs weren’t left to the mercy of baggage handlers! They’d have been smashed to smithereens by rough handling or eaten by the handlers during one of their countless work breaks had the eggs not have been packed as hand luggage.