Sitting on the dock of the bay, waiting for time to pass before the airboat leaves for Florida…. security is tight and demanding… but not difficult after all…. my friend decided to choose the patdown rather than the scanning device…. “Dr. Oz says the all body radiation is not good for you. So I’m going to go for the patdown.” Not for me… no hands touching my private parts, thankyou very much….
As it turned out, the scanman machine is no hassle…. just as long as you don’t touch the sides… if you do, the alarms go off and buzz, buzz, buzz…. and the radiation? Well, with all the dental xrays I’ve gotten over the years, I figure I am already glowing a slight green… so I don’t really care. As for my friend… she told them she wanted the patdown… said “Dr. Oz told me not to do this radiation thing.” The guy just laughed and let her go through. Honest… no patdown at all. So what do you think of that! Now, I know my friend is not a danger to anyone but herself… but that was an interesting development. I feel so much more secure knowing that patdowns are so arbitrary!!!