Airport Security Screening Illustrated
If you’re planning your air travel or just stuck in line at the airport, here’s some “enlightenment” to entertain and inform you.
You may have heard reports of atrocious security lines and enraged travelers waiting hours for security screening. Those reports may have a grain of truth to them.
Passenger screening, for passenger and screener alike, is both a revered tradition and a pain in the ass. But, with foresight, planning, Xanax, meditation, patience and low self-esteem, you can endure the security gauntlet.
When you arrive at the airport, adjust your thinking to accommodate your situation.
Behind the scenes, the security cast members prepare for their individual performances.
Meanwhile, your baggage will receive special attention by trained professionals.
Children should be made fully aware of what transpires at the security checkpoint well ahead of time so that they may better prepare for psychotherapy later in life.
Parents of teens might want to prepare for important life lessons to be examined at the airport.
Be sure to allow extra time to accommodate unforeseen security requirements.
Anticipate a rigorous physical screening, and try to think positive: there’s no co-pay involved in any exam.
Be clear about any special needs you may have at the screening checkpoint.
Know what’s expected of you so that you don’t incur additional screening.
Try to relax and enjoy your time in the screening area.
Be sure to simply smile as wide as possible if you are selected for extra screening.
Finally, once you’ve successfully transited security screening with a bare modicum of self-esteem intact, keep in mind one hint that might help you next year: be sure to read the fine print.