Take my son to the airport to catch his flight back to ND, where, as many of you know, he is a Lt. in the Air Force stationed there. Pull up to drop off area, grab his bag and walk in with him, he gets in line and I really had to hit the potty. Come out a few min later and I hear the announcement over the load speaker, " Will the owner of a ........yada, yada..." My kid is in line, I run over give him a hug say g-bye and run outside. County cops ask me for my license and reg, great. Now, the place ain't crowded and it ain't like I am holding things up, plus I have done this many times in the past. Cop explains how since 9-11 and terroroism we have to.......well......yeah I get it, Ok whatever, c ya, thanks. He tells me that a few times, OK, no big arguement from me, not worth it.
Driving home I was thinking no wonder the airlines are all going broke, US Air hubbed here in Pitt is toast. Many lost jobs, economy bad the whole bit. The terrorist have played on our fears and pitted us against each other, it's ridiculous, all this terror scare stuff. If someone wanted to park a vehicle with explosives on it near some public place they can do it, people have tested the airlines security and easily snuck on weapons and such. All we are doing is screwing ourselves while thsy sit back and observe.
I was thinking of the famous line as I drove home, "All we have to fear is fear itself."
The only fear I had there was not getting to the head in time too........