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QwertyKnowsBest 301 posts

T3 baggage belt routine can actually be amusing, even after waiting a long while. Goes along the lines of buzzer/siren sounds and strobe flashes (then dies). Crows (credit Lady London) move right up to belt. Nothing happens. Crows look at each other. Minutes pass. Then a baggage handler appears, looks up and down belt, and crows look at him to evaluate if a threat. Baggage handler ignores crows and proceeds to walk length of belt hitting each emergency stop button with force. Nothing happens. Baggage handler retreats to baggage handler sanctuary.

More time passes, baggage handler returns with older and more experienced baggage handler who walks with purpose to a specific emergency stop button, holds it in with foot until belt starts. Crows breath out enmass. Both baggage handlers retreat to sanctuary and have a tea break. Cases appear 20 minutes later.

I kid you not, watched this unfurl several times. If you want to know the ‘secret’ emergency stop button to hold in with your steel cap booted foot, DM me with a word of your choice.

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