Friday, November 30, 2007

File it under things that make no sense

While going through the security lines at the airport yesterday, Dillon did a little skip through the security thing. The TSA agent made a big deal of this, squating down with his arms outstretched to corral her all while saying "I can't touch you, but you have to go back through!!"

Then, Corryn and I were going though. I didn't take her soft leather shoes off, so the same agent made me go back, take off her shoes and come back through the security screener thing.

So, apparently, happy, skipping 4 year old and infants with soft leather shoes on are now on the list of high risk fliers.

4 comments:

NannyOgg said...

Insanity.

Karen

Anonymous said...

I for one would much rather go through whatever the TSA folks ask than to take a chance on being blown from the sky. The TSA folks do not know you personally and have many many others to protect. There have been small children in other countries used as suicide bombers.

Anonymous said...

I for one would much rather go through whatever the TSA folks ask than to take a chance on being blown from the sky. The TSA folks do not know you personally and have many many others to protect. There have been small children in other countries used as suicide bombers.

Wendy said...

Anonymous-

You and I differ greatly on this. I am all for protection, but really, what is the difference between skipping through the security thing versus stepping through it? While I think that the the security procedures do offer some sense of protection, I feel fully confident that if someone really wanted to get through with the means to cause harm to a plane, they could. I didn't take their actions personally, I just feel like some of their rules- all in the name of "protection"- are bordering on ludicrous.

Wendy