June 5, 2010
TSA irrationally wins
Wearing my AFOs, I always lied to them and said I couldn't remove the braces. I said this because it was more convenient to leave them on and undergo the "male assist, no alarm" personal service the TSA gave me for my potentially deadly braces.
The new twist? After the swab and pat down, I am now subjected to an X-ray device for EIGHT images, 4 per leg, taken while I wear the braces. It's awkward, it takes a long time, I waste lots of federal resources and I just want to get through this mess quicker. I don't appreciate being a spectacle taking off my braces in front of everyone, but they wore me down.
It's pretty obvious the shoe thing is irrational; one shoe bomber attempt and all the shoes come off. Where's the action following last Xmas' underwear bomber?