Monday, November 15, 2010

The Latest In Security Theatre

Not to do with writing directly...

[I say directly, because if you're traveling with anything electronic (as many writers do), you should know that you may be subject to taking the battery out [at least], booting it up, and—depending on where you are and who you're dealing with [much like dealing with police officers, a lot of this stuff winds up in the Discretionary Actions pile]—possibly having the thing confiscated. Granted, as far as I know, the intrusive examination and/or confiscating of electronics has only happened with U.S. Customs and "Homeland Security" and not TSA, however....]

Note to self: Never travel with anything you're not willing to lose.

I think this includes one's dignity....

Traveler to TSA: If You Touch My Junk, I'll Have You Arrested

Ladies and Gentlemen, we've arrived just as scheduled. Please return your Right to Privacy to the complimentary imagination bin overhead and keep your protestations of sexual harassment and bodily violation to yourself. You forfeited them all when you chose to purchase a ticket and fly. (Maybe next time you'll wise up and take commuter rail.)

Welcome to Fucked, ladies and gentlemen. Do enjoy your stay.

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