If you need further evidence that airport security is getting out of control, it now seems that you cannot even get ring boxes past screeners these days.
The Associated Press reports that a Canadian man who planned on proposing to his girlfriend on a Caribbean cruise had to make a quick change when an airport security worker in Prince George, British Columbia found his engagement ring in his carry-on.
Aaron Tkachuk was carrying a white gold, diamond and ruby ring in a small box hidden in the toe of a sock. That looked a little fishy on X-ray, so security wanted a closer look. Not satisfied that the velvet box was harmless, the agent opened it, outing Tkachuk’s intentions right there in front of his 24-year-old high school sweatheart.
What did Tkachuk do? He popped the question right there on the spot, and his girlfriend, Jennifer Rubadeau, said yes. Security clapped.
Seems like we’ve had a few incidences lately about airport security officers making stupid judgment calls. But hey, at least Tkachuk and his fiancé now have a unique engagement story to tell. Let’s face it, proposing on a Caribbean cruise is so cliché.