We have all been in situations where long queues at security checks have irritated us. Yes, it is important, but there is also the constant fear of our bags getting misplaced by the time we complete the body check and reach the conveyor to collect it. But a woman in China came up with a bizarre idea to overcome this fear. No, she did not skip security. Instead, she also got into the X-Ray machine with her bag! As strange as it sounds, it is true. The incident occurred in Dongguan, China’s Guangdong Province. The woman reportedly climbed into an X-ray machine at a train station, heels and all, just so she could keep a close eye on her bag.
The Daily Mail reports that the woman feared her bag might get stolen instead. The security staff, as you would imagine, were shocked to see the silhouette of a woman as they monitored the X-ray screens. The incident took place on February 11 at a train station in Dongguan. A video of the incident has been shared by Pear Video. The video shows the woman going through the X-Ray scanner and it is a strange sight. The video also shows the woman getting off the conveyor belt on the other side and casually walking off. After getting off, the woman also checked her handbag and a suitcase before leaving the checkpoint.
Watch the video here:
Reportedly, there was a huge rush at the station. This is due to the upcoming Lunar New Year, which falls on February 16. Millions of Chinese people pack their bags to go home for the Lunar New Year. The Lunar New Year travel rush, which began on February 1, is dubbed as the largest annual human migration. The Daily Mail states that about 390 million people are expected to travel by train in a 40-day period. China Central Television Station reports that 2.98 billion trips would be made by the 1.4 billion Chinese citizens by train, bus and air during the epic holiday season. Meanwhile, it is still not clear what the woman had in her bag that she wanted to protect so dearly. But the staff at the Dongguan station has advised passengers not to climb into the X-ray machines as the radiation given off by the scanners can be harmful.