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Omaha- Somewhere in Middle America

Monday, April 30th, 2007

It’s been awhile since I’ve been to Omaha – a sprawling suburbian town with a cute, albeit very small, old town with cobblestone streets. Charlie and I ventured off to Middle America for 36 hours and the wedding of his pledge dad, a soccer coach who will be moving to Boise in two weeks with his new bride to start an assistant coaching position there.

There were a few highlights of trip, including the fact all of our flights took off and landed on time with no issues with transfers. However, I did have one issue with airport security…

The man in front of me was selected for special screening. After being walked and handed over to the agent at the machine, he walked through, as did I. The TSA agent who he had been handed off to began gathering up my items – and placed his boarding pass in the container. I looked at her, dumbfounded. “You do know that isn’t my boarding pass, don’t you?” I asked. She looked at the name and then me and my purse and set the bin right back down again. The man who was supposed to be searched was gathering up his stuff when the woman snapped at him that he wasn’t allowed to touch it and huffed off with his items without saying another word to me.

My, when a MALE is walked up to the machine and HANDED OFF to an agent…and then she gathers up MY stuff and places HIS boarding pass with it, I just feel so…secure.