Wednesday, March 16, 2005

No spice

Picking up a ticket at the local British Airways office, I noticed this item on the list of things you can't take onto an airplane in your carry-on luggage or pockets:

Chili powder (spelled "chilli" here)

It might have been on the list before, and I just hadn't taken note of it. But chili powder is something that is more widespread here than in, say, parts of my country -- America -- where many of us still prefer our food on the less spicey side.

I can see how chili could easily be used as a weapon or a threat. It would hurt a lot if someone threw it into your eyes.

Or, maybe you could use it to make airline food taste better?


At 10:30 AM, Blogger Idleez said...

Hi Jon - its been a very interesting read through your trails and travails of Bangalore. BTW having read this one post where you've mentioned picking up a ticket at a local British Airways office, are you on your way back ? Here's hoping its temporary !!


At 9:04 PM, Blogger Prithi Shetty said...

LOL yes maybe the airline caterers don't want competition :D


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