Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Incidents like this make Johnny glad he doesn't fly

A flight at Newark airport was delayed this afternoon because a woman checked a Swiss army knife with a 1 1/2 inch blade and another knife with a 2 1/2 inch blade.

First, lady, do you have manure for your brains? Don't you realize how things work at the airport these days? We're SURE it was important you take those knives with you to Las Vegas. What, are you in Cirque du Soleil's new show there 'Le Stab'? Think McFly, think..

Second, we really need to get over this pants wetting over something so small. Yeah, Johnny knows where he lives now and knows what happened when box cutters made their way onboard some flights. It's still ridiculous the flight had to return to the gate and then have everyone de-planed and the aircraft swept. Can't we trust the staff to hold onto these items? Seriously, this psychobilly freak-out behavior by the TSA needs to stop. Practical thinking not panicked thinking will win the day.

We're also of the opinion that the next person jumping up with a Swiss army knife trying anything will be themselves attacked and have their own head lopped off by said knife by the other passengers anymore. It'd also probably be more entertaining than the in-flight movie.


Trixie Junior Space Punk said...

Actually, she'd have been OK if she'd checked it - that would mean they were stowed in her larger suitcase in the cargo hold. She carried it on board and that's what got her in trouble. We can't have her whittling - what if someone else wants to whittle? Are there enough 1 1/2 inch Swiss Army knives to go around? She thinks only of herself, clearly.

Johnny Action Space Punk said...

Those fruit cups can be a bitch to open