|Airline security, seventies style|
Ever asked yourself why people are getting so upset about the recent airline security business? Does it seem a little petty - maybe a bit whiny? I mean, they're just trying to look out for our safety right?
I think it may have more to do with overall shitty experience of flying than any moral stance against full body scans. Once upon a time, you could smoke on planes (they had little ashtrays in the armrests), they served you a full meal, and the stewardesses were hot. There was a fear of hijacking during the seventies, but overall it was nothing compared to the shared misery of today.
This full body scan is like salt on our wounds. The airlines overbook flights; so, you're forever in danger of being left behind waving goodbye to the airplane you should have been on. You stand in long lines to get your boarding pass, get charged for carry on luggage, then wait in line again (with no shoes on) to get to your gate. Once you rush to get there, you find your flight has been delayed. AAARRGH! No wonder we're not so understanding about yet another layer to the shit sandwich that is airline travel.
|The new "Friskem" device for airports. Look, she's got a knife tucked in her hotpants!|