i swear, they need paranoid people like me working for the feds. baby formula and prescription liquids are allowed on flights.
1) have passengers make a deal with the pharmacy. i turn in my liquid meds here, and the pharmacy in the city where i’m going gives me the same amount when i arrive. let’s all work together here. we’re all Americans.
2) have passengers take their baby formula on in powder form. when everyone is all tucked in, give the mommies water for the bottles.
3) i still giggle every time I hear Putin referred to. it’s funny.
4) they’re throwing this liquid stuff people bring into a bin? all of it in a bin in the airport terminal? and what, no random no-show student is just going to throw his cell phone into the bin where his no-show buddies already threw their leaky sports drinks and blow up the terminal with just as many people as are on a plane? who comes up with these airport procedures, Daffy Duck? i’m telling you, that’s what the feds are missing. the terminals. and don’t think i’m giving ideas to the terrorists that they haven’t already been planning for.
they need to check every person’s carry-on at the check-in counter. liquid in your carry-on? put it in your checked luggage right now. if you have carry-on luggage only, and you try to carry on liquid stuff, you’re under suspicion. maybe your meds just make you stupid. maybe your boyfriend gave you a Christmas or Ramadan present and you don’t know what he gave you because you haven’t opened it yet, once you’ve been cleared of suspicion, you miss your flight. period. you’re sent back through security, you have to toss your stuff or take it to your car or mail it to yourself or whatever you need to do. if you’re not cleared of suspicion, or if you’re deemed to be here illegally — meaning you’re an illegal alien, whether on an expired student visa or you jumped a fence or crawled through a ditch — you’re arrested and actually prosecuted. if you’re here illegally, you go home or go to our secret prisons forever.
every time i’m in a terminal, i feel more uneasy there than on an airplane. i used to love flying, but ever since a United flight from Harrisburg to Chicago one year during a storm when i truly thought i was going to die (i’ll never fly United again, ever), i’ve not cared much for it. i much prefer road trips. anyway, i used to like the people watching in the terminals. now i don’t like all those people milling around.
5) i’m just so frustrated today. as Liz pointed out in the comments below, it’s all about global warming, isn’t it? that’s what’s going to take us all down. global warming. not people who want to die for their precious cause to kill the evil west.
i’m having seizures right now. straight for the last 5 minutes. feeling them in my tongue. i’m noticing that they come when i’m under stress or very frustrated. since weaning onto my meds, i have very few. but i notice they’re triggered by stress. and i’m on two epilepsy meds.
6) keep security tightened forever. these nutjobs are going to do this forever. they let scissors back on a while back, and we barely heard about it. nobody touched it! why do they let scissors back on?? what moron at the TSA decided that scissors can no longer cut things? what about utility knives? can they not cut things now either? in 6 months, they’ll decide that the liquid thing will be ok.
7) any jerkface who whines about his inconvenience, about not getting to take his iPod on the plane (should it be banned like they’re doing in Britain), about not getting to have his Juicy Juice or his sippy cup, about having to leave his lip gloss in his suitcase just needs a good do-pop (that’s pronounced dough-pop) in the kisser, as my grandpa would say. i’m guessing it’s gonna be a much bigger inconvenience to have no breath in your body, so shut your face.
8) again. fire that guy who gave the kids the visas. stop forgetting we’re at war. stop forgetting that these people live here, among us, in our country.