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Mark Atwood
At the airport. I hate security theater.
The alarm went off at 2:30am. Ug, often this is when I go to bed, not wake up.

I made it to the airport by 4, but somehow managed to not find the way to on-airport long term parking. Not a huge worry, fourteen hours or so in the parking tower is less than twenty bucks, and I can expense it. I got to the security gate, only to remember I still had a pocketknife, multitool, and screwdriver in my gear. The gate was closed anyway. I had time, I went back to my car and divested myself of all these dangerous hijacking tools, then went looking for the ONE open security gate in the whole damn airport.

And while I'm ranting about government bureaucratic idiocy, do all the public service announcements, repeating on a 5 minute cycle, "alerting" everyone how to dial 911, that unattended baggage is a "presents a security risk", parking at the terminal curb will get you ticketed and towed, and that Port of Seattle Police and Fire Department is "here to serve YOU" have any purpose other than to annoy?

Anyway, boarding is in 45 minutes.

Unless, of course, this post brands me as a "security risk".
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tonyawinter From: tonyawinter Date: April 11th, 2005 04:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, the last time I flew the ass-hats made me take off my tennis shoes. I wore the damn things with my dress (looking ever SO fashionable) so that I could avoid walking barefoot on a floor that so many other people walk on. As punishment for the torture I always bring a "marital aid" even though I have never actually needed one on any trip. I love watching them come across it as they search my bag. *evil grin* Most of them recoil as though it were a snake.
intrepid_reason From: intrepid_reason Date: April 11th, 2005 05:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh man, this made me laugh. Try flying international buddy!
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