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The Original Wrapper

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While it is a security guideline every day of the year, it's a special challenge this time of year. I'm speaking of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) guideline that asks air travelers NOT to wrap presents because sometimes they have to unwrap them to inspect them. If the G.I. Joe with the Kung Fu Grip you wrapped beautifully looks suspicious, you will be asked to unwrap the gift so that a visual inspection can be made.

Where does that leave you? Well, you could take extra care unwrapping like your grandmother and hope the tape resticks. If, however, you were in Denver International, Phoenix Sky Harbor, or Dallas Love Field (and were flying Southwest Airlines) this week you would be in luck.

Once again this year Southwest Airlines teamed up with The Container Store to help people out of their tight spots. Even if the TSA didn’t make you open your wrapped gift, the nice ladies from The Container Store and several properly-trained Southwest Employees were helping Customers with their last-minute-gift-wrapping needs.

On this episode of Red Belly Radio, I interview a couple of the aforementioned elves and pick up a tip or two about how to make your gifts look professionally wrapped. Here is a hint—crease your paper and yes, you can actually use too much tape.