We’re back to the TSA and that infernal full body scan this morning. I noticed on one of the morning talk shows even a PILOT refused to go in that blasted machine so Bubba-in-the-back-room could peruse his jewels for hidden treasure..er…I mean weapons.
I’m with that pilot. We are totally out of control on this security issue. It will be a cold day in Hades before I let them do an “anonymous” full body scan on me. Do we actually know the long term effects of this backscatter ray-machine-from-some-sci-fi-show? Did anybody do any testing at all? Will we suddenly wake up in 20 years and have grown an extra limb due to exposure in this machine? Ack.
So now our other option is the “I’m-Taking-Extra-Care-And-Patting-You-Down-With-The-Front-Of-My-Hands-This-Time-And-I’m-Touching-Whatever-The-Blue-Blazes-I-Feel-Like-Because-You’re-Randomly-Cute.
You wonder why I bring up the Randomly Cute aspect? TSA, the government and various pundits (I just like that word) are repeatedly assuring us that these new and improved but even more touchy-feely gropes will be done by the same sex as the traveler. I’m sorry to have to be the one to bring this up…but has anyone thought about the gay angle here? What if the very nice lady who is cupping my “C’s” happens to be gay? Do ya think she might really enjoy her job? Or this could happen to a gay man, too. Or it could be the opposite — let the gay traveler “start” their day off right if you get my drift. And I’m not trying to be patronizing here, I’m simply stating a fact. And it’s a fact I’m not real thrilled about — I don’t want anyone groping me (except my husband and okay maybe Johnny Depp) but I sure don’t want someone who enjoys the company of another woman to be “fondling” my girls under the guise of security. No. Then it becomes not just extremely uncomfortable, AND an invasion of privacy, but a sexual attack. And last time I heard…that was illegal. Sheesh.
I’m never flying anywhere again…until these people come up with Plan C and just “wand” me…I will either drive to my destination or I will stay home. But I won’t shut up about it — you can bet on that….yes I’m being slightly facetious…or am I?… sigh