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Re: [IP] Pump and new security at airport
Well, here's what I'd do and I'll probably get flamed for it - but I'd demand
to speak to someone who speaks ENGLISH - we are in AMERICA - problem solved!
Unless, of course, you are a person who wants to be very PC about life - then
I guess your only choice is to learn to speak the language of the security
person but gosh - we never know what language that might be at any given time
seeing as how we let anybody and everybody into our country. Now which makes
more sense to you - they learn your language or you learn their's - -
whatever that might be. Good luck - you goin need it at these airports.
Tammy (who isn't angry at Pam - just the deplorable sad state of affairs our
country is in).
In a message dated 9/8/02 11:02:09 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
email @ redacted writes:
> I just wanted to post a message to tell about my experience and see if
> else had suggestions.
> I fly about 5-7 times per year for my job and I am always concerned about
> pump and the metal detector going off. My experience has been that my
> underwire bra, not my pump sets it off and then the domino effect when they
> do a pat down, they almost always feel my pump. I have worn it in my bra
> also on my hip. The problem is this: Usually the airport security
> is not always affluent in English and I have difficulty explaining that it
> an insulin pump and I can't take it off and send it through the x-ray.
> It is a real pain to take it off, put it on suspend, and send it through
> I was wondering if anyone else had similar problems or solutions. Does
> anyone carry a doctor's note? Any experience with this problem would be
> I have been through the airport 5 times, and only once, in Canada, did they
> ask me what it was, when I explained, they let me right through. Every
> time, it didn't even go off.
> Pam, pumping since January,
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