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| I was absolutely appalled by the way I was treated going through security at this airport. The woman who waived me through the electronic barrier stared at me with the most unpleasant expression on her face. On noticing I had sunglasses on my head she ordered me to take them off - I did so immediately. When I went through the barrier there was a bleep - I wasn't wearing any metal except a small pair of earrings. She then, again with the same awful expression, ordered me to stand to one side with the instruction 'wait'! She then continued to process other people through the barrier. At this point my partner turned and noticed I was being held. I therefore told him, fairly quietly, 'I have to wait.' The security woman turned to me immediately and ordered me not to speak. After a few minutes a male security person came towards me. He asked me for my case but I didn't have none - (my cased had been checked in). I indicated that I had a handbag which was still on the conveyor belt. I was not body-checked, but he proceeded with swabs to check over the contents of my bag and jacket, which was also on the conveyor belt. These swabs were then checked against an electronic device. Of course, I was totally in the clear - I assume this was a check for drugs? I was then let go. This whole experience really upset and annoyed me. In my opinion it is security wrongly and injustly exercised. I was made to feel like a criminal, when, in fact, I was a totally innocent holidaymaker trying to have an enjoyable time. The travelling experience is, I believe, as much of the overall holiday experience, as everything else. I believe that airports should look at the overall way in which their security staff and processes treat travellers - their customers - and exercise a more appropriate and relevant service. Surely, they can keep people safe, without treating them in such an appalling way. Also, the female member of staff who checked my suitcase in, was extremely sullen faced and unfriendly. It makes me wonder if airport employees somehow get a kick out of treating travellers with contempt.