I have been gone for a few days. I was out of town on business/pleasure. Traveling the friendly skies, I assure you, is much less friendly these days. You get all but strip-searched while your carry-on luggage gets the xray treatment,Â your checked baggage gets pilfered, and you get an extra charge just for wanting to use their services. Unbelievable!
I had to bite my lip when I saw my wife’s shoes being swabbed for explosive substances. The only explosion that wasÂ about to take place was my blood pressure as we went through the process. All for my safety they say. I appreciated the guy that said every customer should just be required to eat a ham sandwhich before boarding. That should stop alot of the nonsense. I just wish the terrorists had bombed the Greyhound Bus service instead. Then we could still get on an airplane without all this charade of “saving people’s lives.”
Can you imagine the dollar figure it takes to put a person on an airplane these days? I flew out of Yakima where there are seemingly two TSA personnel for every customer. Just think about the cost associated with this process.
Unfortunately, there are limited options soÂ I have actually started making a game out of it. My wife takes everything off except her underware. I go right behind her and leave everything on. I wear my watch, rings, sunglasses, etc. I leave my phone in my pocket and never take out my wallet. And you know what? I never set the detector alarm off. It’s a laugh.
The miracle of flight. That now refers to the point that no one goes ballistic just trying to get from one place to another.