24 november - bob hope airport, burbank, ca.
the tsa. three seemingly innocent letters... in fact an agency formed to harrass the innocent.
airport security in this country is so f'n obnoxious. every airport has different procedures and those procedures are seemingly different every day. hmm... do i check in first, then go to the gate, as normal? or do i have to give my bags to some tsa bully first, then go to check in (ala LAX international terminal)? or is it check in, stand in line to screen bags for 20 minutes, then stand in line for increased gate security? it was the latter on this day at the airport formerly known as burbank.
REMOVE LAPTOPS FROM YOUR BAGS AND PLACE THEM IN A SEPARATE TRAY!
HAVE YOUR BOARDING PASS VISIBLE AS YOU PASS THROUGH THE METAL DETECTORS!
REMOVE YOUR DEADLY, BOMB-LADEN SHOES YOU GODDAMN TERRORISTS!
REMOVE ALL OUTERWEAR SO WE CAN GET A GOOD LOOK AT YOUR BREASTS!
these five phrases, among others, are continuously yelled out by the tsa drones... try not to make eye contact for fear of "special attention".
airports really suck these days. i remember enjoying going to sea-tac airport to see my father off on one of his business trips... without getting yelled at, patted down, or having to remove half of my articles of clothing.
those days are gone.