No doubt you got the 3rd degree, maybe even a little of the 4th. I kind of would like to have been a fly on the wall for that one though.... . Your unique situation(accent) might have them scratching their collective heads a little. I think it is rediculous to ban scissors, clippers and such, people do not use commonsense anymore.
Sigh.....those were the days my friend, I thought they'd never end.
I too remember when this place was coo.
All pretty pointless when (as happened to me) the security guys at the only airport of a small European country, confiscate my nail clippers. Then the national airline of that same small European country serves me dinner with steel knife & fork and a glass bottle of beer. Let's not forget the glass bottle of inflamable liquid I bought in duty-free.