What one man witnessed is one of those things you just can't make up. A woman was observed offering "swigs" of vodka to other passengers at Dulles International Airport yesterday after she wasn't permitted to carry the bottle through security.
Sometimes real life is stranger than fiction. According to Gawker, Adam Conner, Facebook DC manager, saw another passenger drinking out of a Smirnoff vodka bottle and offering it to other travelers at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint at the Washington-Dulles International Airport.
He snapped a photo and posted it on his Facebook page along with a post, which now has over 200 shares.
Conner writes: Woman at Dulles security line, unable to carry her plastic handle of Smirnoff vodka through security, is currently drinking it in line and offering swigs to other passengers. It's 7:30am and TSA is not amused
In the comments below his post, Conner mentioned the unidentified woman had even offered him a swig.
The photo has been widely circulated around the Web since being posted to Facebook. It even made the front page of Reddit under the title, "Sharing is Caring" with well over 1,000 comments and has been upvoted over 2,700 times.
Facebook user Matt White commented on Conner's post, "Plan B was pouring it into 20 - 3oz shampoo bottles".
The TSA's regulations dictate that liquids cannot come through checkpoints, although certain liquids are permitted in 3 oz bottles. Looking at the size of the bottle in the photo, it would indeed take many small bottles.
The photograph that has left a solid digital footprint can be seen here.