Thursday, December 21, 2006

Three point four ounces

SO I'm travelling on a plane again today, and once again, I got to enjoy first hand the incompetence of the TSA.

Is seems that since I last flew, deodorant is no longer the threat to mankind that it used to be. A few months ago it would not be allowed on board a plane at all, but apparently deodorant is less of a threat now, and they are and they are letting it on the planes again.

Well, 3.4 ounces anyway.

Where the fuck they pulled 3.4 ounces from I'd love to know, but apparently you are now allowed to have toiletries on you, so long as the amount is less than 3.4 ounces. Oh, and it has to be in a clear ziplock bag. Unbelievably, people ahead of me in line were being told they had to leave the line, walk over to the store, buy a ziplock bag (for 20 cents a bag, I might add), and get back in line. I have no idea what the fuck difference it makes if the deodorant is in a clear ziplock bag or not, but that was the rule and it was being very stricly enforced.

So put your 3.4 ounces in a ziplock, and you're good to go.

This experience raises a few questions. Are these rules based on any logic in any way whatsoever, or are these idiots just pulling this shit out of their asses? Will we ever see a day when the flying restrictions are not completely arbitrary? Will I be able to take 8.7 ounces of deodorant with me on the plane next time I fly?

And lets not forget the the most important question.

How the fuck am I supposed to feel safe on a plane when it is obvious that these poeple have no clue?

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