Now for the soap box.
So....as I leave here to go to Hawaii, I go through the scanner.....after I am out of the scanner the lady comes up to me and says she is going to have to pad me down.
I said is it because of the decorative buckle on the back of my pants. She never responded but went about frisking me.
So later the next day (took us that long to get to our hotel in Kauai) I kept thinking...why did they frisk me? Why?
I am an extremely modest person and have always felt my body was a temple so it really bothered me.
Then it hit me....must have been the underwire I was wearing.
Okay then....I will solve that.....no more underwire when going through scanner.
Fast forward to many days later when we were leaving Kauai to go to Oahu.
I go through the scanner and once again....the lady says....I am going to have to pad you down (easy way for saying I am going to feel you up).
I said....I was padded down last time but I am not wearing an underwire, I do have a decorative buckle on my blue jeans.
She said, that is not the problem.....you are packed in there awfully tight. I said? Packed or stacked?
She asked if I was wearing a girdle...and I said no (should I have been).
She proceeds to feel me up and this time I am real mad but held my tongue.
My husband was the lucky one that got to hear me rant for a half hour until I calmed down.
I told him I should have said...oh wait... you must have seen the cheese and crackers I had stashed in there for a later snack.
Needless to say my husband and I have had plenty to laugh at with all of the jokes we have been making about this (at my expense).
She also took a pad and wiped my hands to see if I had been bomb making. I laugh because I am not the sharpest knife in the drawer and to me, that would be way out of my league.
Anyways.....it is just frustrating because they are busy harassing me and letting other able bodies go on. Where is the justice in this?
At the airport after everyone has sat down, this guy comes in with gloves and says he has to by law pad down the men. He looks around and he only chose the older men...what is up with that. I tell my husband I think they chose the older people because we cause least resistance and are less scarey for them...so if they have to pat someone down they should just chose someone that is less intimidating. What ya think? If that is the case, why do it?