Monday, November 22, 2010

Pat Down? No Problem, Mon!

~~It's all over the news.TSA's new secuity measures are causing a fire storm. I have to admit, I'm not worried by it all. You see, I was patted down several times before it became the norm. Only they weren't hunting explosives, but the 'sacred weed, Ganga.' Really. I know you look at my white bread photo and shake your head. Who in their right minds would dream of this little, middle class woman as a drug smuggler? Well, Jamaica customs would. ; )
~~If you know our travel history, you know we have been to Jamaica nine times, Mexico twice, the Bahamas twice, and Aruba once. What can we say, but we love warm beaches in the winter. I had had to take off  my shoes several times when they began the pat downs. John, of course, sailed on through in nothing flat, when they began to pull me over. Let me tell you, I've had gentler mammograms. The first time, I was shaking in my socks. Remember, I've already taken off my shoes. ; ) But pat down number two was harder. I nearly laughed in the woman's face. For some reason, I don't think that would be conducive to moving on to the plane for Atlanta. I wouldn't be worried now if I had to be patted down.
~~I'm not trying to make light of any one's concerns. I'm just saying there are far worse things than an airport pat down. Like being blown out of the sky.


  1. [I'm just saying there are far worse things than an airport pat down. Like being blown out of the sky.] So true! Exactly how I feel.

  2. I have found that that's what most people around here think. Yeah, it's a hassle, but not one we can't deal with.

  3. Where in Jamaica do you go, ZanMarie?

  4. Where haven't we been is a better question--Montego Bay, Runaway Bay, Rose Hall, Ocho Rios. We love Jamaica. ; )

  5. That's just it - I figure as long as the employees aren't belligerent, it's something that can be dealt with. On the other hand, I also agree with those who say it's high time the TSA and DHS concentrated on better intelligence and stopped adding more and more procedures to the travelling of the thousands of innocent passengers.


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