Fabulous Girl's Boudoir

Monday, November 19, 2007

This just in: SimpliFLY this, JRM method acts

The TSA, not content to out the contents of my make-up kit and hole-y sock drawer, now wants me to use a clipboard when I pack. And just in time for the holidays!
Messy travelers could spend more time in line if their carry-ons are cluttered because such bags are more likely to be pulled aside and searched by hand, TSA spokeswoman Ellen Howe says. "If you eliminate clutter, it helps us get a cleaner look at the contents of a bag" on checkpoint X-ray machines, Howe says. The faster that screeners can figure out what's inside a bag, the quicker they can clear it.

After racking up 30,000 miles on airplanes this year, making things easier for the TSA isn't really at the top of my to-do list. But then, I've been flying for years. Perhaps we can add neat packing to the public school curriculum and get kids when they're young and impressionable? There must be time in the schedule, now that we're not teaching music or art anymore. (And forget the clipboard, this way is much faster.)

Speaking of art, who in their right minds let recovering alcoholic Jonathan Rhys Meyers into Ireland? Surely he's just practicing for Henry VIII's ongoing swan-dive into debauchery?

Protecting the friendly skies



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