Buy the Newspaper every day and read the Death Notices first to see if we died and no one has bothered to tell us.
That was a a few years ago now as I don't fly that much any more it's just got too difficult and being the Old Fart that I am I've got lazy and don't find it useful half stripping just to go through Security. Not sure how females get on with Under-wired Brassieres but I know I have to remove my shoes, belt buckle, belt, wallet and empty my pockets at the very least just to get through Security to wave someone good-by. It's worse if I was actually getting on a plane and I'll make no mention of Parking at Airports so I honestly just try to avoid planes of any shape or form now days.
I only fly anywhere when I have to be there in a hurry and driving is out of the question/time frame that is involved. I really didn't want to go to that funeral as there where going to be way too many Government Types involved as the Ambassador from Indonesia was attending so that meant half the Diplomatic Force from the Federal Government being there and the remainder of my brothers. Defiantly not a good mix and it was my little sister who insisted that I attend to hold her hand.
The brother who died has 2 sons who are actually older than their Auntie who's my sister and it always brings confused looks to a lot of people. Besides I don't like the Limelight on me all that much I much prefer to be in the background and remain unnoticed that way I can get away with Murder and no one notices.
But Airport Security is all Show and No Go to make the Flying Public feel safe or to give them the impression of safety when actually there is none at all. An airline here was grounded last year for breaking the rules and flying in way below the lower limit in Melbourne so much so that if they had of had to land on another route they would have flown into buildings as they where well below the buildings tops.
Flying here is an Extreme Sport and way too dangerous for my liking now days. I remember a shrink who claimed I was suicidal because I rode a racing motorcycle at 200 + KPH and was running the risk of death or serious injury as Speed Kills. He however thought it was perfectly acceptable to allow another unknown person to move him around in excess of 600 KPH and that it was perfectly normal and safe. Apparently having someone with unknown training and no responsibility to the passengers in control of the aircraft is OK but taking responsibility for your own actions is unacceptable.
I'm not really sure on that one, but none the less anything related to Commercial Flying is all Illusion to make people believe that they are safe when actually the Authorities do as little as possible and what it is that they do do is to make as much inconvenience as possible and claim it's for Security. That way the people who have to jump through hoops to fly feel better. The reality is that any Airport Security isn't even Reactive like an AV Product on a computer it's Illusion. Best not to think about things like that too hard as you'll get Disillusioned very quickly.
edited to add I nearly missed this I noticed that you had a United Airlines Ticket so I have to ask did they break your Guitar? Or anything else for that matter.
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