January 04, 2010

Choices

Nice line from David Brooks' column:
Meanwhile, the Transportation Security Administration has to be seen doing something, so it added another layer to its stage play, “Security Theater” — more baggage regulations, more in-flight restrictions.
To make it more fun, perhaps they should play the "Chicken Dance" or the "Hokey Pokey" during the stage play. "Put your laptop in, take your laptop out..."

I suppose there are two ways of looking at the body scan technology: 1) if you want to fly, you have to put up with somebody looking at you nekkid or 2) if you want to fly, you have to put up with the infinitesimal risk that the plane will be subject to a terrorist act.

2 comments:

Steven Riddle said...

Dear TSO,

I think I'd go for naked--a lot less crowded flights that way--every seat a first class seat--lots and lots of elbow room.

shalom,

Steven

TS said...

Hmm...good point. Although I think most people are going to fly one way or the other...