The prompt I chose could not be more timely...nor my response less controversial.
CONTROVERSY! Are the new security measures performed by the TSA really that bad? Take a stance!
Just yesterday, The Boy and I flew from St. Louis to Phoenix. In the days leading up to the flight, The Boy and I discussed the naked body scan and the pat down - we both wanted to do the body scan.
I figure I am not responsible for the retinal burns suffered by the TSA agents when they view ME in all my glory.
Sure, it's a bit intrusive.
But having the NTSB (National Traffic Safety Board) have to catalogue my remains in the event of a terrorist attack on my plane would really put a crimp in my holiday plans.
I'd rather do the xray than have some strange woman fondle my girl bits, looking for concealed weapons or explosives.
Ok, back to today. We arrived at the airport a couple of hours or so before our flight. I was imagining long lines in security, and passengers arguing with TSA agents.
What a disappointment.
No naked scanner.
No pat down.
Just the normal 'take off your shoes, show me your liquids' kind of thing.
The only funny thing that happened? The Boy is so looking forward to being away from school for a few days. Who do we see near our gate? The Special Ed guy...and he's looking for US.
He was on his way to Nashville for some R&R - I guess he and The Boy had both had their fill of school!
It's 10pm in Phoenix, and the temperature is a pleasant 65 degrees. In St. Louis when we left, the wind chill was 22.
Bring on the weather!