I went with my family to the Joe Crabs restaurant and the maitre told us that he would have to exam our belongings in order to let us in. Then he checked everything, probably looking for explosives or weapons. We are not Americans, but tourists. Is that a common practice in the US? We felt abused. If I could go back in time, I would not let them do it and I would have chosen another restaurant to go. What do you think about this kind of "procedure"? Is this "normal"? Or they only do it when they feel the customers are from overseas?