Friday, August 11, 2006

Un petit Friday Why Files...

The only WHY that I have today is this...

Why does one bunch of crazies feel the need to make life difficult for the rest? If I am an infidel, and I never speak to you, why is it necessary to kill me? Or at the very least, why do they (the crazies) feel it necessary to PREVENT ME FROM CARRYING MY TOILETRIES ON THE AIRPLANE?!?!?!

I understand the items that were previously banned: box cutters, sharp tools, firearms... okay, I get it. They're dangerous.

But now some deranged individuals are preventing me from carrying on a bag holding my shampoo. And hair gel. And bottle of water that keeps me hydrated on those long, dried out flights. And my iPOD. OHMIGOD! Do you know how I am able to calmly make it through a flight? I'm scared to death of heights, and flying is not my bag, baby. My iPod is the one thing that provides serenity now as I am taking off and landing. THE ONLY THING.

PLUS, now that we're all going to be checking MORE baggage, the percentage of lost luggage is going to increase exponentially. *sigh* Not only will I lose the clothes I check... but now, all my [not cheap] toiletries, too. Seriously... $25 a bottle for Volumizing Root Lifter! Grrrrrr!

I will comply, of course, because I am a law-abiding citizen. I am not a nutjob radical who feels the need to blow up other people who do not subscribe to my particular beliefs.

Sorry... I have no sympathy/empathy for any person who believes that their "god" tells them to kill other people in the name of said "god." And I'm peeved now that I can't take my NORMALLY harmless stuff with me on the plane. Pretty soon, we'll all have to fly naked because threads in clothes could be dangerous. Or a pebble in your shoe. Or that flake of mascara on your eyelashes. Good god, I might even have to fly with an unmade face. Now, that's just plain scary.

END OF RANT.

Oh, and this concludes today's Friday Why Files.

8 comments:

wire said...

some might say the banning of your items from carry-on is an over-reaction to said crazies.

goldennib said...

Look, when you are completely and infallibly right, you may maim and kill with impunity. And what better way to make your point than to make the world a stinkier place?

othur-me said...

Do you know if they've banned rocket launchers? If not, I'm sure you could hide some toiletries in one of those?

Just walk by security and say "What...don't tel me they're banning rocket launchers too??"

Jaek said...

All the more reason to fund research into developing the Teleporter.

Miss Peach said...

What's this about an iPod not being allowed on? Sweet, sweet jesus. I'm never going to be able to fly home again, am I? I can't go SIX hours without my iPod.

don't call me MA'AM said...

wire: some might say that indeed.

goldennib: well, good. Then I'm better start killing, because' I'M always right! Um, but I don't want to really hurt anyone, so that's not going to work for me. Darn.

othur-me: AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Rocket launchers. Good one!

jaek: well, get crackin' on that, would ya please?!?! BTW, welcome back. Nice to see you again. :-)

miss peach: no kidding. I don't think it's all the airlines, but I'm not sure. I read it somewhere yesterday. Grrr.

Stinkypaw said...

Was having dinner with some airline friends last night, and they were all saying that the laws will have to be "loosen" a little because otherwise the airlines will be loosing too much money. For the time being security is tight, but eventually (very soon) it will get back to "normal". They simply can not thing that passengers will accept travelling without water or their iPod, etc. There's a limit to what they can ban... and I'm totally with you abouthaving no sympathy/empathy for any person who believes that their "god" tells them to kill other people in the name of said "god.".

Some pretty weird and scary times we are going thru...

Alyssa said...

Flying before 9/11 was already a huge p.i.t.a. - airlines were unreliable, the service is terrible and you're treated like cattle.

Add in a security system that defaults to treating everyone like a criminal, can't actually guarantee the security of my stuff (that's a mix of TSA and the airlines) and I'm much less inclined to fly anytime soon. In fact, we just bagged on our trip to California and are looking at drive-able alternatives.

Maybe things will settle down soon - but I'm not holding my breath.