Within the last year, I’ve started to travel a lot more for work. I was able to travel to some interesting events, read bull riding, for work. It was pretty cool because I would otherwise never have gone to see a Professional Bull Rider event.
Here is a list of the places I’ve been.
New York City
Now that I have some travel under my belt, I’m pretty efficient when I go through security. I try not to be on my phone and have my boarding pass ready with ID. I’m even mastering the art of going through security without causing too much commotion. I have my system down. With my carry-on bag, I have all my 3 oz liquids in its own compartment, pull out my laptop and throw up my shoes and I’m ready to go through.
This isn’t the case with everyone. I can’t even imagine what that’s like going through security with kids because that is a whole other ball game. They look so darling with their little backpacks and pillows but you know that’s a security guards nightmare to have to go through each little Barbie bag, toy by toy.
But what kills me is the people who have clearly traveled many times before but still don’t understand the concept of the metal detector or security in general, like removing shoes.
“You mean, I have to take off my shoes?”
No, you, my dear, will receive special treatment and don’t have to remove your shoes. Of COURSE you have to take off your shoes.
This isn’t a new concept, it’s been around for years along with the metal detector.
It will detect METAL. In case that wasn’t clear enough by the name of the device.
So take off your belt, just to be safe.
Remove all change from your pockets, money clips and bracelets. Oh, and jackets, too.
Anything that you think will set it off, remove it and send it through on the belt because others behind you will appreciate the gesture.
Luckily, my security trip was relatively effortless this time around and I don’t have any good stories to share, mostly because no one was in line when I went through.
What do you find funny about people when traveling?