Home again but I think I passed my brain, still heading east, on the way back.
When checking in to Chicago airport, they scanned my carry-on bag. The operator and another guy look closely at the screen and then a guy with blue gloves came up and said "Is this your bag?", "Yes", "I want to inspect it, come over here".
So I collected shoes, belt and computer and followed him over there.
"Before I open it Sir, is there anything sharp in here that may cut me?"
Me thinks: You x-rayed it, Bonzo, you tell me.
Me says: No.
"Please do not touch the bag while I inspect it".
He rummages and comes up triumphant with what had caught the attention of the x-ray guy.
"And what is this?"
"It's the power cord for the computer I am holding."
"Okay, you can go."