Monday, April 28, 2014

X is for: Xrays and Pat-downs

Airports are exhilarating and intrusive at once. We know that 9-11 changed the way we all travel forever. While I`m glad to know that national security is more of a priority and that many of the right people are paying attention now, I still feel violated sometimes.

Any of you who know me most likely wouldn't consider me to be terrorist material. You`re right about that. So, it  surprises me how often I`m pulled aside for special screening. My sister says it`s because I look far from suspicious, and I`m just a token pat-down who turns out to be a another clean traveler who causes minimal paperwork if any.

I don't know why this makes me nervous. Maybe it's because concentrating on me keeps them from tuning in on the real threats, the ones who rip our world apart.

1 comment:

  1. Next time wear sunglasses and a trench coat and they'll let you through. (Just kidding, but the visual is cute. :) ) Security has never bothered me much. Maybe that means I'm not traveling enough. :)