I think I go through too many airports. I have been on more flights in the first half of this year than I can count on two hands. On a few one day trips I’ve been on 4 flights within about 16 hours. I go through security in an automatic mode. Its like being on a slow moving conveyor belt. I was thinking as I was watching and waiting for my carry-on stuff after I had strutted through the people scanner, my belt, laptop, coat, boots etc go through the scanner – why can’t we just lay down and go through? Or even better – make it a slide. Make it fun. Can you imagine how much fun everyone would have if they were excited about going through security? I was thinking of how much fun children have using a slide. How cool would that be? It could be a slightly slower slide, so people of all ages could enjoy it, but really – how much fun would people have? What would it be like if we all had a choice of how we could go through it, and line up in the appropriate line by our choice. I would choose the slide every time. I mean it. Every time. I don’t care if I’m wearing a skirt, jeans, whatever.
I also had this thought that how much fun would it be to dance while you go through the scanner? Unfortunately, the Transport Canada / TSA agents would probably not appreciate it. Or moon walk through the scanner. How about cartwheels?
I was “randomly” selected to have a more thorough search of my being. I could select the “pat down” from an appropriate security agent, or I could go into the body scanner. I always choose the body scanner. What I thought was awesome was the agent that instructed me on how to stand in the scanner, suggested I put my hands up “to look like a moose” for the scan. How much fun is that? It made me laugh. Although, I didn’t obviously do a good moose impression (he had to give me further instructions on changing my stance to be appropriate). (Yes, I did say I had been through this several times, and obviously, I still can’t get it right). lol. I guess I should have made some moose noises too. That would have been fun. I was imagining what would happen to me if I did do that going through airport security. Would this put me on the “no-fly” list? For having fun? Especially when this kind of fun isn’t hurting anyone. Its more of making fun of myself, and the situation, or taking it to the next level.
I guess that’s been how I look at things sometimes – how much fun could I make this? How silly could I make this experience? One of the best things about flying is this view below. Wow.