Tuesday, November 19, 2013

False positive

Well, since I've just returned from a long journey, maybe an airport tanka is fitting:

false positive
from the airport scanner—
so quick
I don't see it coming,
a woman's hands on me

Fire Pearls 2, 2013

That didn't happen this time. :)

6 comments:

  1. I was on a trip recently and hadn't flown since they ramped up the security to this new level. But, I thankfully emerged unmolested! ha! You are so good at the element of humor in your tanka. Made me grin!

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  2. thanks, jennifer. I hadn't flown either, for a long while, until last year. now, I'm almost getting used to being herded around, removing pieces, and being Xeroxed. I haven't been "molested" either, luckily, on the last couple of trips. and I'm happy to say that airports in foreign countries don't require everyone to visit the "naked" scanners; at the other places, we got to walk through the old metal scanners! thanks for posting!

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  3. Certainly one any traveler can relate to! I've had my palms swabbed for traces of explosive dust in New Hampshire; and my chap-stick opened and sniffed in India! I enjoyed your tongue-in-cheek humor about this universal annoyance.

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  4. Tongue-in-cheekness may be a survival mechanism of mine!
    T. had his quart-sized bag of "liquids" scanned for explosive materials, in either Houston or London (how soon I forget!), but THIS time I was left alone at each airport. However, I've had quite enough exposure to airports for a long while! (We spent enough hours at them!)

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  5. Charming and funny - and (these days) oh so, creepily true!

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  6. it was a little shocking at the time. thanks, wendy!

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