Thursday, March 7, 2013

Stop the Stupid #1: Airlines

This is my first edition of STOP THE STUPID.  

Supposedly there is a petition going around, but I searched for 2 minutes trying to find it, and didn't. I'm not linking it, or attempting in anyway to make you want to sign it... It is all fun and games around here, I saw this crap on the news. 

Common Sense is such a rarity these days...

Airlines, where is the common sense..

You can't bring batteries for your child's toy........ but can widdle a stick, hmm I didn't realize The Beverly Hillbilly's ran the world.

You can only have 3 days worth of hair gel......but can have our bottle cap opener handy, because you never know when a random beer will just be sitting around on the plane that needs to be opened STAT.

 Gingivitis prevention is much more of a concern than say, a pocket knife. Clearly mouthwash spit into one's face is of much more concern than an object MEANT to puncture something, right?

Now breast milk may be permitted, MAY BE, after a TSA guard confirms the contents of the container. Because, we as mothers, are told not to whip out a tit and latch a kid, but in order to feed our baby someone must test our milk. The possibility of outside contaminants are the EXACT reason we nurse.

Don't be alarmed, folks, you can bring any amount of liquids on board if they are checked in.... But it will cost you. 

Don't forget to take out a second mortgage to pay for the bottles of water needed to mix that formula for your baby's bottle, Oh and you can bring that overpriced souvenir bottle of wine onto the plane that you just purchased at the airport gift shop and bring that on board. Because everyone knows not to waste alcohol, and a bottle has NEVER  been used as a weapon. I wonder if the people making the rules are drunk?

You are damn near molested to get into the gates to board a plane, you run the risk of  catching athlete's foot taking off your shoes but yet you can brink a pocket knife on board.

How in the Hell does this make any sense? STOP THE STUPID...

16 comments:

  1. I'm SO with you. I sometimes watch the news and hear of the new regulations about what you can and can't bring on planes and think that they take a bunch of random things people have brought on planes, put on a blindfold and throw darts to decide which items will be allowed.
    Can't wait to see what you tackle as your next "stop the stupid" topic!

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    1. Ha! Very true Karen. I don't Know what people are thinking...

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  2. This made me want to shake my fist at the sky. It's not even a matter of why we SHOULDN'T be allowed to bring knives on board- it's WHY WOULD WE NEED ONE??

    P.S. My flight attendant aunt posted the petition on Facebook yesterday; let me know if you want the link.

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    1. Jenn, I am not at a computer and probably won't be for a while, feel free to post the link in the comments. Thanks

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    2. Here you go: http://www.change.org/petitions/tsa-do-not-allow-knives-on-airplanes

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  3. The worst part is NO ONE is enjoying this. Only the most perverted and powerhungry TSA agents want to sniff our breastmilk. But fear is powerful. Illogical, and powerful. (You got a BOTTLE OPENER on an airplane???).

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    1. Lol. I am sure the tsa agents aren't running the place and roll their eyes when new rules come out.

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  4. I thought allowing pocket knives was pretty wacky, too!

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  5. My husband, funnily enough, is one of those men who keeps his pocket knive in all his pants. Even his suit once at a wedding. He says it is like a wallet, you just "forget" it is there. And since I have in the past needed an emergency wine opener, I will say I am always thankful for his pockets.

    That being said, I think it is funny that my mom cannot bring her crochet hooks on a plane but he now no longer has to explain to TSA how he "forgot" his knife in his pocket.

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    1. Exactly, what damage can a crochet hook do really? You could pick someone's nose with it or knit them a scarf to slap people with.

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  6. Don't get me started! I travel for work and all of the absurdities of the airlines give me tired-head!

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  7. Thus, this is the world we live in right now. It's MADDENING. A few years ago, I had to toss UNOPENED jars of baby food at security, because my husband, my infant, and myself looked like terrorists. I mean we have it written all over our faces...kill 'em with smashed peas and sweet potatoes!
    I can't wait to read more of the Stop the Stupid posts...I could give you a list of stupids that make me cringe on a daily basis!

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