Monday, January 28, 2008
Don't Say Anything
As everybody who's read the paper knows, the TSA is an inefficient, at best, bureaucracy that can't really protect us from someone smart who is trying to hijack an airplane. As this story shows, they can barely protect us from people who forgot they were packing heat. The worst part of this is that after saying he forgot about the gun he had and going back to let them know they screwed up, he got fined. He should have followed one of my travel rules: if you brought something into the secure area that you shouldn't have because you forgot, just keep going. That's happened to me several times with a little keychain Swiss Army Knife I have. I'm not going to let them know, I'll just keep going and take care of it later because I don't want it to end up thrown away or getting me fined. It certainly doesn't make me feel safer when the honest people end up getting punished while the people who are actually trying to harm us can still do so.