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Huh? What! I can’t ship air in the mail?!

A small business owner in Florida is told he can’t ship empty containers because the labels make them look like bomb making equipment.  “Security theatre” at it’s finest.

 Me: But… they’re empty! It’s just air. And… nitrogen? It’s, like, almost 80% of the atmosphere. There’s nothing dangerous about nitrogen, even if it were pure.
FedEx guy: They look too much like bomb-making materials.

Huh? What! I can’t ship air in the mail?!

A small business owner in Florida is told he can’t ship empty containers because the labels make them look like bomb making equipment.  “Security theatre” at it’s finest.

 Me: But… they’re empty! It’s just air. And… nitrogen? It’s, like, almost 80% of the atmosphere. There’s nothing dangerous about nitrogen, even if it were pure.
FedEx guy: They look too much like bomb-making materials.