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Quote of the Day - You may admire a girl's curves on the first introduction... but the second meeting shows up new angles. - Mae West
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What Was Wrong With Her Money Belt?

Some stories are just too hard to turn down. What self-respecting blogger could resist writing about a woman who stuffed almost $47,000 into her bra? No, I'm not kidding. And no, I don't know what denominations she used or how many bills were involved. Make it up yourself. I can only provide you with so much entertainment at one time.

How does this story unfold? She apparently tried to board a plane in Boston headed for Texas where she planned to exchange the money and return home with ... well, let's just say the same size bra she left with, just not with the money in it.

It doesn't get much better. Really, I don't even have to try to make this stuff up. It just falls off the computer screen, right onto my keyboard. Mae West couldn't have said it better: "Is that a gun in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?" Or something like that.

What happened next? Federal agents spotted (don't ask me how) the excess cash and escorted our heroine out of the queue for the plane and seized (again, don't ask me how) the cash. They claimed it was drug money. To add insult to injury, they refused to return it. I guess she had a hard time arguing that it was emergency bra money.

Yes, you know what happens next. Like any self-respecting (yes, my choice of words) citizen, she sued to get her money back.

In her suit (no, not what your thinking) - her lawsuit - our heroine claimed that a male DEA agent told her she had a nice body and didn't need surgery and just then seized the cash.

Now there's a compliment for you.

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