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[IP] don't ask don't tell
Matt responded to someone who said wear the pump where it doesn't say with :
>Basically sound advice, but unlikely to help post 9/11.
> I find most airports now use the hand magnetometers as
> well as the screening gates.
About a month or so ago we started listing all the airports we had personally
flown through and not set off alarms since September 11, and we pretty much
covered the United States, so when you say "most" airport, which ones do you
mean? I have flown more than 2 dozen separate flights since last fall, and
think only once did I beep and that was when I forgot to take my keys
out...as I lifted my shirt to stick my hands down my pants they saw the pump
case and told me to take my phone off....sorry charlie. i put the keys in the
basket and walked through again, then they looked at it and wanded me...but
ONCE out of all those trips does not sound like MOST to me. Oh, one other
time i had it showing and the person said "take off your...oh, is that an
insulin pump?" and waved me on after he looked in the case.
Hell, I even carry a silver angel rock in my pump case (a good luck charm)
and it STILL doesn't go off!
Shove it down in your pocket, pull your shirt over it. Don't ask, don't
tell. They look at my bag EVERY time it goes through and NOT ONCE has anyone
ever asked to see a prescription for those syringes!!! i see diabetics all
the time VOLUNTEERING before they go through that they have needles...WHY??
Is there something that SAYS you HAVE to tell??? There is something called
the 4th amendment that protects our right to privacy (though I am sure
Congress is going to do away with that altogether sooner or later...those
damn Constitution writers...what WERE they thinking <g> )
but whatever....tell if you want...just please don't be in the line in front
of me holding up the process...i gotta plane to catch!
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