Columbia, SC — On a very cold, windy day, I headed to the Strom Thurmond building, finding a parking spot two blocks away. I waited in a long line that stretched out the second door. The security guard instructed me to put everything in the tray before walking through the metal detector.
My purse was taken apart. I was instructed to take a manicure set that included a tiny pair of scissors to my car or at least outside the building. I asked if I could just leave it at the front desk with security and was told “No.” So I made the cold, windy trip back to my car to leave the manicure set.
When I returned, I had to go to the back of the line to start over. Another lady had the same thing in her purse as I did, and the same guard told her to leave it at the front desk until she came back downstairs. Why isn’t everyone treated the same?