Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Dear FAA,



Dear Federal Aviation Administration,

I am not mad at you.  I know, shocking.  No, I'm serious though.  I think y'all are doing a pretty good job.  I actually appreciate all the scanning and checking.  Oh sure, it's not high on my list of fun things to do at any given time.  But it's painless, provides for priceless, up close people watching, and makes me feel safe.

Now, I am super ready for the ban on water to be lifted.  I would really really like to be able to carry an unopened bottle of water from home (for a fraction of the price of marked-up airport water) with me on an airplane.  But I do also understand your concerns and am willing to be patient.  But the full body scans, of which I have had several, don't bother me in the least bit.  They're faster, less invasive, and less embarrassing than someone feeling me up and scanning me with a wand.  I do not believe for a skinny second that any of your employees are getting off on looking at thousands of nekkid scanned bodies each day.  It's probably long lost it's entertainment value for them. 

If people would just go to the airport with better attitudes, things would run much smoother.  Patience is a virtue and a necessity in life.  No one is having his or her rights restricted.  Y'all are doing what you can to make flying safe for us each day.  I would rather people be up in arms about ticket prices, the price of a bottle of water at an airport shop, charging to bring luggage with you on a trip and all the other crazy stuff they are charging passengers for these days.  Thank goodness for Southwest!

Keep up the good work and best of luck dealing with the crazies who are making big news stories this week!

Preppy Pink Crocodile

8 comments:

Katiellirb said...

Great post! You're right - if we all had better attitudes, it would be a lot smoother. I'd rather go through a bit of a hassle on the ground and be a lot safer up in the air!

Young and Fabulous said...

hahah i absolutely LOVE this post! so true! i hate flying but feel much safer going through security!

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Pink Prayer Journal said...

hahaha agreed. I usually bring an empty water bottle and then fill at a water fountain; they should let you...

MCW said...

I SOOO agree. If you aren't doing anything bad then the extra precautions should not matter.

Ruth said...

Love this post!

KK said...

Totally agree!

thepreppyprincess said...

YES-YES-YES! (Yeppers, that is all caps, I am shouting.) Amen to you and puh-leeze make them lift it!
tp

Holly @ Roller Coaster Life said...

Actually this is TSA not the federial aviation admin. The FAA keeps your airplane safe in the sky those are the air traffic controllers that guide the pilot. I know I'm married to one ;) {An air traffic controller that is}

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