I can’t tell you how excited I am about the TSA revising their rules allowing people to bring small knives, pool cues and 2 golf clubs with them on the plane. What are they thinking? Box cutters are still not allowed even though the blade is smaller than a pocket knife. And who’s to say that some nutcase won’t use his 2 golf clubs as a weapon to hurt someone? They will let anyone bring knitting needles in a carry-on bag but scissors are still not permitted. Excuse me! Knitters always need scissors. And what about the “no hairspray rule” in your carry-on? Has anyone ever been killed with hairspray? I don’t think so!
Don’t get me started about not being able to bring toothpaste or bottled water in my purse when corkscrews are allowed. I would like to know what nitwit made up these rules.
I am off to Atlanta for a few days and, as you are reading this soapbox, I am on my way to the airport. Ever since the shoe bomber incident, we have to remove our shoes when going through security. I have a problem with that, more so in the summer, because when I take off my shoes I’m standing on a cold marble floor, most likely covered with dirt and other people’s foot germs. I can’t wear socks because they’ll look ridiculous with sandals. And thank you very much, I don’t wear Birkenstocks!
It’s a good thing they let us keep our underwear on after the underwear bomber incident.