I just recently started working at a tech support call center, so my hours are long and somewhat… odd. The first part of my shift is incredibly dead, and then we have a whole lot of activity somewhere in the middle of it (I guess people are turning on their computers after dinner to do whatever they need to do…) and then as people go to bed it gets quiet again. Saturdays are especially quiet (I guess people have better things to do on the weekends… must be nice).
Thing is, my shift is 13 hours long. (Except Wednesdays, which are half days.) I’m required to take an hour long lunch but my lunch is late enough that there’s not much open so I’m limited to the breakroom or my car. This is Florida. The cost of gas is too high to sit and knit for an hour in my car with the a/c running. But the last time I tried to bring in my needles, I was told to take them back to my car or they’d be confiscated when they showed up in my bag on the x-ray detector. (Security at this place is beyond paranoid.)
Well, I guess what I’m getting at… my needles are aluminum straight needles. The security guard told me they could be used as a weapon, even though I have a project on them, because it only sits on one needle at a time, and they’re pointy and could therefore cause injury.
I’m not nearly as savvy as my job title of phone technician implies… Would a pair of bamboo needles show in my bag when put through the x-ray? It’s the same sort of machine they use at the airports… I don’t think it’s any more or less advanced than that. I need something to keep my hands busy between phone calls and during “lunch”.