Queueing at security in Charleroi airport. A kerfuffle up ahead, and suddenly a man who’s already been through the scanners comes bursting out, running past us and back into the airport. Security guards shout after him that he can’t go back once he’s been through the checks, but he ignores them and disappears into the terminal.

A couple of minutes later he comes back to the queue, notably in less of a hurry and looking a little peeved. When asked by the security staff to explain himself, he says that after going through the scanners he suddenly realised that he’d left his iPad in the toilets outside, so he ran back to get it. It wasn’t there any more…


By the way, my wife just bought an iPad.