ニューヨーク、JFK空港は出国手続きの人々でごった返していた。
ようやく税関を抜けてラウンジに腰を下ろした時、手持ちのバッグがやけに軽いことに気が付いた。
そういえば、セキュリティー検査の際に、バッグの中からパソコンを取り出して別々の箱に入れてカメラを通した。
入念なボディーチェックをされた後、慌てて靴を履いて荷物をピックアップした際に、パソコンを受け取り忘れていたのだ。

慌ててセキュリティーまで戻ったところ、係官の責任者に聞くように指示され、そのまま別室に連行とあいなってしまった。
目の前に私のパソコンが置いてあるのに、自分の物という証明ができないという理由で、不審物の疑いがかかる。
私のパソコンには一切のロックもパスワードも入れていないから、誰でも中身を見ることができるうえに、米国人には理解不能な日本語が並んでいる。

そこまで厳格であることはさすがというべきか。
たった5分の忘れ物を引き取るために、詰問と諸手続きに費やすこと小一時間。
私の乗る飛行機の搭乗最終案内が流れると、係官もさすがに同情し始めた。
「悪く思わないでくださいね。役所だから、所定の手続きがいるんですよ。」

データの消失に引き続き、パソコン本体を忘れてしまうという失態に猛省中。
キーボードも文字が読めないほど使い古されているし、もうそろそろ買い替え時を考えなくてはいけないだろうか。

ラストコール、最後の最後に機内に乗り込めた。
事情を説明する間もなく、乗務員の冷ややかな視線に恐縮しながらテイクオフ。

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New York JFK airport was crowded with people of passport control.
When I finally went through the customs and sat down at the lounge, I
noticed that my bag on hand felt very light.
Come to think of it, during the security inspection and passed through the
camera, I took the computer from the bag and placed in a separate box.
After being a careful body check, when I pick up the shoes and luggage in a
hurry, I had forgotten receives the personal computer.

As a result of back up the security gate in a hurry, I was instructed to
listen to the person in charge of the officers, and had taken to another
room as it is .
Even though my computer was put in front of me, I could not proof that it
was my computer that was suspected as the unidentified object.
Since there was no lock of password in my PC, anyone could see the
contents, the unintelligible Japanese to the US people.

I should truly say that there was strict to.
In order to pick up the thing left behind only 5 minutes away, almost an
hour was spend on various procedures and cross-examination.
When the final call of boarding plane that I ride flew, officers were also
began to pity indeed.
"Please do not think badly. Because it is a public office, you need
prescribed procedures."

I was serious soul-searching during blunder that I forgot the PC
following the loss of data.
I can not read the letters of the keyboard because it has been used too
much, and it would have to think the replacement time now already.

I was on board at the end of the final call.
I could not excuse explaining the situation while all crew was looking at me.
Soon the aircraft started to take off.