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travel insecurities

Posted by the prisoner's wife On 4:32 PM
travel insecurities

it is not enough that we have to stand in long lines, remove our shoes, get fondled by TSA staff, and be damn near strip searched to ride on a plane these days, but NOW we have to drink baby formula (and breast milk?) too?

i am all for safety. God knows i don't want to end up being blown up just trying to get on a plane, but i am a little weary of the new travel restrictions. i am flying to new york next week to visit beloved, and according to the new mandates, i can't take any liquid on board, which is fine except i have a baby. and babies require food. and the munchkin drinks Enfamil. according to the TSA i'll have to taste it before it can be allowed on the plane. easy enough, right? WRONG! any mom knows that once you pop the seal on the formula, it's a wrap. it starts to expire. so even if my child isn't hungry, has just eaten, and isn't due for another feeding for four hours, i'll have to open up his formula and take a swig to prove i'm not a terrorist?

playing the fear card...

the media is all whipped up into a frenzy. flights have been canceled, people are pissed, and the thwarted terrorist attack may or may not have ties to Al Qaeda. every time there is another story, another foiled terrorist plot, another radical brown person on tv, i feel like the media (or government or whomever) tries to make us all believe we're going to die. they tell you to remain calm, live your life, but every news story talks about what could have been, how many people COULD have been killed, when and where the next attack will occur, and why we need to "remain vigilant" against the terrorist. if i were a conspiracy theorist, i might say that this whole liquid terror plot comes at a mighty convenient time. the US & UK are getting our asses kicked by the international community because we have laid back and let Israel bomb the allah out of Lebanon, and the administrations are in need of a distraction. you know, something to remind the world that there are evil doers lurking around every bottle of Pantene.

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4 Response to 'travel insecurities'

  1. Ananda Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2006/08/travel-insecurities.html?showComment=1155524280000#c115552428595607827'> Sunday, August 13, 2006 7:58:00 PM

    gurl, i feel you on all those things. paz, be well, stay cool, and uplifted... ananda


  2. Hummingbyrd Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2006/08/travel-insecurities.html?showComment=1155564180000#c115556419659491299'> Monday, August 14, 2006 7:03:00 AM


    They had to do it though.

    its a cold cold world.


  3. http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2006/08/travel-insecurities.html?showComment=1155832560000#c115583256328637890'> Thursday, August 17, 2006 9:36:00 AM

    I feel you. I just recently flew on a plane and it was a pain before all this nonsense started happening in the UK. But, I guess its a good thing. I actually had two friends who, coincidently, were in the UK boading flights as this attempted terror attack was in process. And for their safety, I'm glad they implemented these new rules.


  4. Xavier Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2006/08/travel-insecurities.html?showComment=1156045740000#c115604578318514792'> Saturday, August 19, 2006 8:49:00 PM

    I'm very conflicted on this one... Let me side-step and say please extend my best whishes to your beloved. XOX
    Stay strong sister.