When you're about to go on any trip, one of the biggest ball-aches is getting through security.
Airport or station security points can be absolutely rammed, and when you finally get to the metal detector, you feel the pressure of a thousand eyes watching as you de-metal yourself quicker than an Aldi checkout.
Well, one woman at a Chinese train station, who had to go through a metal detector and place her belongings in an X-ray machine, went above and beyond to ensure her stuff was safe:
According to photos obtained by AsiaWire, this woman CLIMBED INTO THE MACHINE because she thought those crafty security employees were going to steal her bag.
Imagine being the officer in charge of monitoring the X-ray machine.
"Yep, there's a bag, a mobile phone, a purse, a briefcase, another mobile phone...a...a human?" I can see them thinking.
The bizarre incident happened at Dongguan Railway Station in China's southern Guangdong Province. Staff were reportedly so shocked at what they saw that they didn't have time to tell her not to get in.
Thankfully, the woman wouldn't have been exposed to that much radiation from the machine, but it's always best to avoid it if you can. The Daily Mail says she was likely one of millions who will have been travelling for the Lunar New Year which happens on 16 February.
But if you're laughing at this woman, thinking there's no way someone could be that outrageous as to get inside an X-ray machine, think again.
Cameras in a Chinese airport captured the moment a passenger chucked himself in a large scanner at a security checkpoint. A staff member directs the bloke to the machine to put his bag inside and the flyer doesn't realise that it's for luggage only.
While the worker tries to pull the man out, his attempts were in vain and he had to watch as the man was slowly dragged into the X-ray.
Security guards in the Philippines were also shocked when they saw a baby packed into a woman's suitcase as she was going through Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila. She reportedly didn't have the proper immigration paperwork for the baby and tried to get around the rules.
Thankfully the baby was okay and was asleep during the whole ordeal.
Even if you're particularly attached to your belongings,
don't jump into an X-ray machine. It's virtually impossible for your stuff to
get stolen on the conveyor belt.
Featured Image Credit: AsiaWire