This shit has gotten ridiculous thanks to the 9-11 hysteria.
Wolfie, you have no idea what I
have to deal with, living in NYC and all. I have to get to the airport at least 2-3 hours to get through all the security and shit. Airports suck.
It's especially annoying coming back home from abroad. Anyone who has ever had a connecting flight somewhere outside the United States knows what I am talking about. An extra
security checkpoint inside
the airport? HA! Let me tell you a little story about that:
I was flying home through Frankfurt, Germany last summer. In order to get to the America bound flights, you have to go through another set of metal detectors. There are only 2 metal detectors at the entrance point, so as you can imagine the line is freaking long. I only had about 30 mins of connection time (my flight was late leaving Riga, Latvia) so as you can imagine I was feeling a little frustrated.
I was wearing cargo jeans with lots of zippers, which set off
the metal detectors (American metal detectors are apparently much more sensitive). Of course, that means I am carrying a bomb strapped to my body right?
A tall 6'2 German woman with piercing cold eyes and blond hair, came up, took me aside and proceeded to frisk me. After about 5 minutes of explaining that the zippers of my jeans set off the metal detectors and that I'm really not a terrorist, I was finally let through.
All in all, I barely made my flight. I had to run through the rest of the terminal and was one of the last people let on the plane.