About 10 or 15 years ago (I think it was just after 2001) I was going through airport security somewhere and was asked if I had any sharp objects on me.... I said “yes, as a matter of fact I do” to which I was told “well, lay them out for inspection”. I proceeded to empty my pencil case in the tray at which point the security agent said “yeah, we really don’t know what to do about sharp pens....”
That was the good old days. It really ticks me off that I can’t even take a crochet hook or a sewing needle into jury duty. We’re kidding around but we’ve really lost our minds on this “security” stuff. We are neither secure nor sane.