Fun with airport security

I had three bottles of apple juice and one bottle of water confiscated at Hamilton airport on Thursday. All four bottles were unopened. The helpful security personnel also emptied the contents of my son's sippy cup. (He's two years old. Two.) Evidently, I was the only one who thought that the fact that he was drinking from it at the time was some indication that the contents were benign. At least they returned the empty sippy cup to him; he stared at it, mystified.

Before you respond with "We can't let the terrorists win!" here's a clue: it's too late. When my little baby boy has to go thirsty, the terrorists have already won.

Am I the only one who thinks we're undertaking crazy, foolish, and unnecessary security "precautions" to protect ourselves from these mythical terrorists just itching to down another jetliner? Wouldn't we be saving a lot more innocent lives by deploying airport security personnel to our highways? It seems to me that drunk drivers, along with people who can't change lanes properly, are a greater threat to our security than "terrorists." Shouldn't they be a higher priority? Just a thought.

Next thing you know, they'll be banning people and luggage from airplanes. "No live humans or cargo allowed," the signs will read. Then we'll all be safe. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go buy more duct tape. The duct tape will protect me.


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