Friday, October 28, 2011

Molested By Las Vegas Airport Security... Happy Birthday To Me!

Remember last year when I ranted about this very thing?

Well, I am completely incensed over being molested by the Las Vegas airport security people. Mr. Snoots and I were leaving Las Vegas for home (I was hungover I might add), we were in the same line together, then suddenly we were separated. He went through with no problem. I was not so lucky.

I was singled out with many other women and I might add, no men. The security agents were all women and the entire scenario reminded me of how things went down in Nazi Germany. You just had to do as you were told or (I assume) go to jail.

I was singled out and put through a separate line, where I was treated to a full body scan as well as a full body *pat down* that included my breasts AND my crotch area. After that, I was ordered to hold the palms of my hands out so they could run some kind of pads over my hands to check my hands for traces of explosives. Good thing I washed my hands prior to that. Then, I was ordered to wait an additional 5 minutes for the explosives test to be done.

Honestly, I was severely hung over but I didn't think I looked THAT bad. I feel as if I were sexually assaulted... or at least molested. It was degrading and it was unnecessary.

Of course, a severely hungover little 59 year old blonde, pale woman from small town Texas is so indicative of a terrorist, right? I will never go to Las Vegas again. In fact, I might never travel by air ever again. I've had it with the idiotic practices of our government and our airport security in this country. I. Am. Done.

I've never in my life felt so violated or humiliated. I say screw this politically correct crap and go straight for social profiling just like every other country in the world (except for us). I mean, what is wrong with this country, that they would put their own people through such humiliation when they are supposed to be looking for terrorists? Well, guess what? All the people who looked as if they could be terrorists made it through security without being singled out. Hello? How stooopid is that? Not one solitary man was singled out. NOT ONE.

Obviously, I'm still pissed off about my experience. It ruined my entire birthday/anniversary trip (not really). Give me a day or two and I'll be over it....

8 comments:

The Incredible Woody said...

So sorry that this happened on your birthday trip. I flew a couple of years ago in a cast - on crutches. That caused me to get singled out for the exact same procedure. You never know what I could have in that cast!

Marilyn *Pink Martinis and Pearls* said...

Not a fun way to end your get away that's for sure. they did our entire family when the boys were little. It was ridiculous to see grammar school kids getting searched.
I hope you had a wonderful birthday while in Vegas. I hope the end of the trip won't ruin your birthday memories. :)

Snooty Primadona said...

Hey, I'm still alive & not in jail, so I guess I'm good...

Roan said...

Well that really sucks! The last time I flew, my brother went through just fine, but his wife and me both got the 'special' treatment. Now We are two very typical American women. Farmer O, my Bro, on the other hand, has a beard, longer hair than needed and has dark complexion and almost black hair (yes black, not a gray hair in sight, and he's 62. He got that good gene. I didn't) anyway I've always thought he looked a bit like the uni bomber. But did he get stopped? NO! There is something not quite right with security!

Sjn said...

happy belated birthday!
We flew to Orlando recently and my daughter brought 2 cups of milk for my grandson through Security. What an ordeal that was! On the return trip we brought through an empty cup so we didn't have to be hassled.

Beth Dunn said...

That is just horrible! I don't understand it at all. I'm so sorry.
xoxo
SC

Tammy said...

I'm so sorry you had to go through that, it really sucks! I hope your birthday/anniversary was good though!

Bodacious Boomer said...

Sorry you were so violated Mrs. Snoots- and not even in a good way. I hope you get over it soon.

Thanks for being so sweet in my time of distress.

 

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