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Monday, November 19, 2007

Ur Guvment @ Werk

I used to think that half the people in the world were stupid. I was wrong.

It's far more than half.

Our brilliant government leaders, fearing the worst Thanksgiving airport debacle ever, have issued guidelines to speed you through the airport.

Pack in layers. One layer of clothes. One layer of electronics.
In addition to thinking up this great advice, they are putting on posters were as many travelers as possible can see it.

In the airport. I know I always do my packing at the airport so this would be a great help to me (except I'm not flying this Thanksgiving, darn!)

Also, we have a nominee for dumbest quote of the year,
"Whether or not the (TSA) campaign is effective, the effort is certainly welcome because, with 27 million-plus people scheduled to fly over Thanksgiving, every effort to speed up the security checkpoint will help," says David Castelveter, spokesman for the Air Transport Association, the major airline trade group.
Every effort, useful or not, will help? What are the requirements for that job, other than a C in your ESL class? And, if you follow these recommendations you can reduce your 3 hour wait by...three minutes!

If you really want to get through the airport faster here's what you should do (or should have done).
  • Don't fly from a big airport.
  • Don't fly to a big airport.
  • Don't fly through a big airport.
  • Don't use the word "bomb" in any way.
  • Don't look Middle Eastern.
  • Don't wear shoes.
If you follow these simple rules, you can easily save 5 minutes on your trip.

No need to thank me.


DeborahSmith said...

Then I guess I shouldn't be flying out of OHare at 7AM on Friday, huh??

talljay said...

You should be fine if you leave now.

DeborahSmith said...


So what are your plans for Thanksgiving?

talljay said...

Not sure yet.

DeborahSmith said...

Well I hope you have a safe and happy Gobble Gobble!

talljay said...

Thanks! You too.

I decided last night to cook. Will make pumpkin soup, salad, a turkey breast, gravy, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin-chocolate cheesecake. That should keep me busy!

Wolfger said...

I'm guessing that if you walk into an airport security checkpoint without any shoes on, you will be instantly flagged as a potential terrorist trying to circumvent security.

talljay said...

What do they do with people that don't have feet?