One of my current pet peeves is hearing people complain about airports and airport security. It's happening a lot today, as I've heard people on the news bitch and moan about the extra wait time or the fact that they can't bring a drink on the plane. It also happened a lot on my last couple of flights. On the way to Michigan, a flight attendant (!) complained that her open canned lunch had to go through the x-ray machine, which she didn't think it would do without spilling. She was a complete bitch to the airport security folks, and ended up just throwing away her lunch in a huff and walking away. You'd think that they would be on the same team.
On the way to Ohio last weekend, the flight was delayed while on the ground because a bracket fell off of some fuel gauge and the authorities needed to fill out a report and replace the bracket. We were only delayed about 45 minutes, but the man next to me decided to call someone on his cell phone and loudly complain that, "Soem bureacrat decided that he didn't want us to fly anytime soon." Even when the pilot came back to answer questions about it, he was rude.
Maybe it's just me, but I like all the red tape when going to an airport and taking a flight. It makes me feel safe. There have been no major plane crashes in this country for the last five years, since 9/11, and that's pretty darn good. Something about airport security is working. Quit your bitching.
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