Friday, August 25, 2006

Back home (for at least five minutes or so...)

I am safely back in Austin, but apparently I was seen as some sort of threat in the Lubbock airport. First, I got a good grilling when I was checking my bag. Then when I took my bag to the place where they look at your stuff before they put it on the plane, I got questioned by them. By the way, that ugly pick bag I bought in Hobbs has been searched every time I have flown. Next to the security check point to get to the gate. I, like the other travelers, took of my shoes and put my laptop in the gray bins to be x-rayed. First they decided my pursue was suspicious and needed to be x-rayed again. Then the guy announced that I had a strange looking laptop. It is called an APPLE, dummy. So one of the TSA workers picked up my laptop like it was a funny looking bomb and tested it with that little wand thing to make sure it wasn't. Even though it passed the test she continued to pick it up, turn it over, and open and close it over and over again. I told her that she was more than welcome to turn the damn thing on to make sure it was a really computer (I mean it was "funny" looking) I even offered to do it for her. I thought I was going to get searched again before getting on the plane, but instead they randomly searched the guy next to me. His crime? Standing next to me and my funny looking computer.


mad said...

Sometimes it sucks being a Mac user in a Windows world. You didn't happen to be wearing a pink burkha to match your pink carry-on, did you? That would've really freaked out those TSA people.

pineapple said...

I've decided to put all of the notes they leave when they search your bag on top of my clothes. They can just add to the pile.

Only Grrrl said...

I always thought Macs were da bomb!

(I am SO proud of myself! Thanks for the Slang Flashcards! They have definitely coem in handy!)