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  • She had just arrived at the airport. She checked in and went to the security control. It always made her anxious…. She was afraid the metal detector would ring… She didn’t like to attract attention… And she didn’t like opening the cabin baggage for an inspection. She always got ready ahead of time with her laptop in her hand, shoes unlaced, and she wuld never wear rings, earrings or necklaces when she travelled.
    She passed security without anything ringing this time as well, and while she was putting her laptop back into its compartment, she heard one of the security posts rings. She thought about that poor guy. She put her shoes back on and it was then that her glance fell on the boy who had been stopped at the security control, and burst out laughing. It was him, as usual…. He always succeeded in attracting attention. She saw him take the ring off his thumb… She just couldn’t fathom why he wore that ring. Then he took off his belt and his chain and took a handful of coins from his pocket… He passed through security again and again it rang… he didn’t know what to take off any more… He got frisked by policeman, and finally they let him through. She had stood there enjoying the scene… It was too funny to see how he was trying to gather his things quickly, while everyone was hurrying past him, knocking into him… Finally, his jacket on his arm, the chain in one hand and the laptop in the other, with the backpack sliding off his shoulder, he ran to check the billboard…. He passed in front of Amber withouth seeing her. It was she who yelled at him “Gate 21!”
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