Thursday, November 18, 2010

In violation

Unless you have been living in a cave, or are my sister, you have heard the outcries of the airline patrons and the defense of the TSA agents. Just Google it people...crazy stuff.
It brings a lot of questions to mind. I mean I am sure there are plenty of TSA agents who do not want to be feeling the booties of the overweight American public - yes I said that. Then again for every good bunch of apples there is a rotten one. Conversely, I don't know that I would want to subject myself or my HYPOTHETICAL unborn baby to the radiation emitted by these scanners. And now I will bring it home for you: would you let your sweet wide eyed toddler be exposed to either of these examinations?
Can you imagine?
And here is another question I am asking, where are the airlines on all of this? We haven't heard from them. Well we have heard from pilot unions - and I am with them on minimizing repeated exposure to radiation, but that means repeated pat downs. Eww. Never mind the fact that once they get through the screening process we send them to man their million pound flying machines. But this can't be good for business, what with skyrocketing air fares and paying for you luggage to fly with you.
 Just questioning the effectiveness of the whole process.
And what can those machines really see anyways? Doesn't look like much to me.
Look, don't misunderstand me, I am all for protection and safety. But I am just not sure this is the best way. I don't pretend to know what is the best way. But a three year old screaming at the top of her lungs "don't touch me, DON'T TOUCH ME!" to a stranger, like her parents taught her to do cannot be the best solution.
Thoughts? Offenses? Solutions? anyone is reading this anyway. :)