Actually, I think the reason things are slipping past is that no one who is actually intelligent enough to do the job wants to have it. When I lost my job at NJ
, I never even looked at TSA
(ITS at MCI
). It wasn't even worth considering, because I knew I'd have to pat-down old, stinky men and wouldn't be allowed anywhere near the hot 18 year old co-eds heading off for spring break. So what's my reward for getting yelled at by people who refuse to think that there is a war of ideologies going on or that it should somehow affect them?
Which brings me to my next point: We're in a war, people! A war where the only victor is the last one left standing! Learn to deal with inconveniences like mature adults! Don't bring items you know are going to be confiscated! Put-up, shut-up, and let those of us behind you get through the line.
By the way, unless you're doing 150mph, you do not spend an equal amount of time driving 500 miles as you would by flying. Averaging 60 mph (let's face it, you're going to stop for gas, food, and if nothing else, a pee break), it'll take you eight hours to travel by car, but only about three and a half (including baggage pick-up) by aircraft.
Even the most insane connecting point (for example, connecting MCI
) would take you six hours assuming a one hour layover in ATL
. Believe me, I've driven MCI
. It's not a six hour trip. While it's 374 miles straight-line, it's 517 miles by interstate, and that's a 7 hour 45 minute trip.
As they say, "Learn to live with disappointment."
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Oh, yeah, I'm assuming you arrive the recommended 2 hours before flight time.
[Edited 2004-10-13 21:49:02]
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