Monday, August 31, 2009

I Love TSA

Travelling to Florida Friday, going to meet the Captain. I am on a plane oh, about 2x a month it seems. So the security thing? No brainer. [unlike the sweet older lady today who apparently hasn't heard you can't bring bottled water or any liquids over 3.4 ounces through security. She didn't see the 48 signs, hear the 16 announcements, or read a newspaper in the last 3 years since that rule was implemented...]

I get pulled at BWI for what seems a random detailed check. OK no problem, I have time, they're doing their job. So I stand in this funky machine while they take some kind of something - I later decide it was some kind of xray and someone is sitting remotely reviewing it.

Now remember I'm going to see the Captain. So I'm wearing leeeetle white capris, with no pockets, rather nicely fitting if you know what I mean. And a very little sweater cut rather low "my eyes blue" that gets its fair share of, um attention. Sleeveless. And beaded flip flops.

In other words, not a lot of places to hide anything.

So I point to my two bags and random junk on the xray belt and say, "Do you need me to identify my stuff so you can review it?" And Mr. TSA says, "Oh no, just hang here a minute and you'll be done." Then I hear a voice on his radio and he responds, "No - no pockets. Those are buttons." and he smiles and says, "you're free to go."

SO what, I was hiding plastic explosives in my buttons? Perhaps a file in my bra?

I giggled all the way to Florida where I shared my story with the Captain who took one look at my outfit and said, "Oh yeah, you're really hiding a LOT in there!"


ChiTown Girl said...

I say you start traveling naked. It'll make security checkpoints go a lot faster, and I have a feeling the Captain won't mind, either! ;-)

hulagirlatheart said...

Snort. You said buttons.

SabrinaT said...

Have a great time with the captain!!!!

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog - it's great! You have a great writing style and sense of humor.

Here's the deal on what the officer said to you: the office who was looking at your image probably thought you had something in your pockets because he saw the buttons, so he asked the officer standing near you to ask if you had anything in your pockets. While the officer could see the circular items, he wouldn't know if they were buttons, or something in your pocket, if you had one. When he asked, that's why the officer near you said no pockets, buttons. They didn't think your buttons were something bad.

The Girl Next Door said...

Dear Anonymous

Glad you found my blog. I understood that the x-ray-er didn't know they were buttons; my giggles came from the fact that they x-rayed me at all in the first place!

I hope you'll come back and enjoy.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Ha Ha. I think they were just taking a 'better' look!

joe said...

Oh what I would have given to be the person watching the x-ray and making sure you weren't hiding anything! :)

Glad to have you back, now I have something to look forward to at work.

dkuroiwa said...

So...when I was a university student and working for a big discount store (rhymes with J-Fart) we girls used to have a special coded announcements for 'sexy guy in ---dept'....i'm thinking those guys had some code to stop you just to see for sure if you were wearing the appropriate undergarments. i bet those guys all used to work for that store, too.
You'd think they would recognize you and just let you slide on know...since they see you so often!! :-D

have a great weekend!!