Wednesday, August 30, 2006
I've been following the new airport security rules with interest, after the first few days of the new rules when they weren't allowing lipstick on planes. I just have to have my lip balm! Finally, they have allowed lipstick again...but a look at the rules on tsa.gov shows how nonsensical rules can be, in my opinion.
BANNED AS CARRY ON (things I previously took):
hand soap and antibacterial gel (interesting to me because airplane soap ALWAYS gives me a contact allergy rash and makes my skin peel off, no kidding. Previously I would bring my own hand soap or antibacterial gel.)
ACCEPTABLE AS CARRY ON:
you can't have soap, but you CAN have KY jelly! Is this to encourage the Mile High Club?
scissors with pointed tips, 4 inches or less
wrenches and pliers, 7 inches or less
and 7 inch SCREWDRIVERS! Whaaaaat?
Somehow this acceptable list seems rather male, doesn't it?