A light, airy, effervescent, blog of grave consequence. (NOT!) Dedicated to those of us who must respond to negative stimuli by Chernobyling (entombing in concrete) our innermost thoughts.

Location: Slaughter, Louisiana, United States

A semi-gruntled corporate reliability engineer trying to make ends meet while keeping my wife happy, and myself out of the asylum.

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Airport security.

Well, my wife and I found out that if you buy cross-country airline tickets eighteen hours in advance and pay cash you are rewarded with the full body cavity, latex glove, strip-search, baggage dumping treatment upon entering the airport secure zone. At first this made me happy because I thought they are actually profiling people based upon what we learned on 9/11.

My cynical expectations were unfortunately confirmed on our return trip when, while sitting in a DFW airport bar, I watched a Marine in full uniform being given the same treatment. Osama Bin Laden could have probably walked through security carrying a suitcase that was marked "BOMB" and wearing a shirt that read, "The Allied Forces Bombed me up from the stone age and all I got was this lousy T-chirt." and he wouldn't have been given a second glance because that would have gotten the screeners in trouble for racial profiling.

I feel so much safer now...


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