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My Love Affair with Airport Security

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As I said in my blog post, Interlude, February 20, I’ll be leaving my computer, and blog behind  as my husband and I attend a wedding, visit our children and get some follow-up Sabbatical Care in Colorado.

I’ll be flying out of several large airports beginning tomorrow and for the next two weeks.  Except for a recently sprained ankle and a bit of a limp, I’m pretty excited about it.

I really don’t “get” travelers making such a fuss about airport security, I think it must be blown out of proportion by the media. In all my travels, I remember only a few times when anyone grumbled or even sighed loudly in a security line.

I wonder if I am the only person who heads directly toward the full body scanner in airport security? I’m a 63-year-old woman, who, from the very first moment I saw one, you couldn’t keep out of that scanner line!

I’m fascinated by new technology, and think it’s wonderful that I can take part in it!!

Besides that, it’s often the shortest line! Usually, I’m headed over there with a couple of “suits”.

I’m a pretty good judge of  timing,  making small talk as I can with the TSA people. I think they’re a great bunch!

I often begin by asking them how they like their jobs, telling them that I’d be interested in working for TSA, or asking them about the age limits.

Though this usually cracks them up, because they think I’m kidding, I’m not. I think I would enjoy the camaraderie!

Seriously, what’s not to like? People to talk to all day long, never a dull moment, lots of negotiations, counseling, challenges. Right up my alley.

As for the pat down, I usually thank them for helping make my travel safer. If they search my bag, I sit quietly, assuring them that this probably makes them more uncomfortable than it does me.

As I’ve traveled all over the world, a few too many liquids have been mistakenly overlooked in my suitcase for me to feel comfortable..But, I know we’re in God‘s hands.

This is the way the world is..it is open to us, and to other not so nice people whom we rub shoulders with. I try to make my trip enjoyable, I think I can also make the experience a pleasant one for TSA.

I’m going to miss writing for these two weeks, though for me as a compulsive writer, it’s a good discipline for me to refrain for a while.

Please take a look at my previous posts while I’m away. I think you’ll enjoy them.

Love,

Mary

One Response

  1. […] My Love Affair with Airport Security (via Connecting the Dots) 3 03 2011 As I said in my blog post, Interlude, February 20, I'll be leaving my computer, and blog behind  as my husband and I attend a wedding, visit our children and get some follow-up Sabbatical Care in Colorado. I'll be flying out of several large airports beginning tomorrow and for the next two weeks.  Except for a recently sprained ankle and a bit of a limp, I'm pr … Read More […]

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