O’Hare airport, you know, I’ve said kind things about it here in the past, but it’s developing an attitude problem.
I flew in from Ottawa earlier this week. The plane was scheduled to leave there at 5:40 PM and indeed there was a plane there at that time, waiting to go. We were informed that Chicago had put a three-hour delay on all incoming flights due to weather. People around me were calling friends there who reported it cold but clear. The pilot, equally pissed, was hanging with the passengers and said he thought they were repairing a runway, or maybe it was just the ATC union being ornery. This seems like bad behavior.
Then, leaving Chicago, Homeland Security seized my toothpaste. The tube that was carefully purchased in a size that’s legal to take on planes. Except for, it wasn’t in a plastic bag. You see, 90ml of naked toothpaste is dangerous and can be used in terrorist attacks, but putting it in a plastic bag prevents this.
Can we get some intelligent behavior out of our politicians please? This moronic security theater is damaging our quality-of-life and arguably playing into the actual terrorists’ hands.