If you've been on a flight before, you know the drill.  You take off your shoes, put your laptop in a bin and check liquids over a certain amount.It becomes easier the more you fly, and even for someone like me, who's only flown a handful of times, I'm used to the TSA process.  I try to make it as easy for myself as possible.  I limit the amount of jewelry I'm wearing, try to wear shoes that are easy to get on and off and if the weather cooperates, my preference is to travel in shorts and a tee shirt, because it's just way easier.  I check most of my things because I don't want to worry about what I can and cannot bring onto the plane.  I don't stress much about it and always get through TSA rather quickly and then off to my destination.

Sometimes people make the process of going through TSA a difficult one though.  It's the way it is everywhere, you're always going to have 'that guy' or 'that lady', it never fails.  I don't know if people just aren't thinking when they decide what to pack, or if they are trying to pull a fast one on the TSA agents.  Either way, it's not going to work out too well for them.

TSA has a pretty incredible Instagram account where they post helpful information for travelers, as well as, the crazy, scary and sometimes just flat out stupid things that they've had to confiscate from travelers.

How in the world do you not notice (see or hear?) your dog in your suitcase?  Apparently, the dog's owner claimed she didn't know the dog was in her suitcase and she must have 'jumped in while she was packing.'

TSA Instagram

Now, this one, I can almost understand. I have a small weapon shaped like a cat on my keys, so I can see how this could be easily forgotten on a key ring if someone has one and is traveling with their keys. I always make sure to remove mine before traveling because weapons are definitely not allowed through TSA, even a small, cute one for self defense, like this one.

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With other things, it's just obvious that someone is trying to put a fast one on TSA...clearly you cannot in any way, shape or form bring fireworks or an ax with you on a plane. Duh.

TSA Instagram
TSA Instagram

By the way, bringing 90 pounds of drugs with you is a good way to get them confiscated and last but not least, and certainly the weirdest and most random item I've ever heard of someone trying to bring on a plane....a bag of eels! Nope, they can't go with you either.

TSA Instagram
TSA Instagram