April 11, 2005

Stumbling in the dark

This came in my e-mail today, courtesy of my less-than favorite airline:

Lighters Added As Prohibited Items

Effective April 14, 2005, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will prohibit the carriage of all lighters past the security checkpoints at airports. Please be aware that any type of lighter on your person or in accessible carry on luggage is subject to confiscation during security screening. Currently, passengers may carry up to four books of strike-on-cover matches on their person or in carry on luggage. You may not carry lighters or matches in any checked baggage.

Whose job is it going to be, the designated poor little match-counter? Yours for union wages? If I had a clever filing system for this blog, this entry would fall into the WTF category. That, or "just when you thought you had met the dumbest person in the world, someone else comes along to claim the title." Is the TSA having problems explaining the when and where of the workings of fire to travelers?

Or just to the executive branch of government: Bush, fire, is that so confusing?

Moses? Remember that burning bush? Don't try that here.

A song from another time:

"It is better to light just one little candle
Than to stumble in the dark.
Better far that you light just one little candle,
All you need is a tiny spark.
If we'd all say a prayer that the world would be free,
A wonderful dawn of a new day we'd see...
And if everyone lit just one little candle,
What a bright world this would be...."

That was then; this is now. I sit corrected. Please don't trip or fall on me as you pass by.


Anonymous Robin said...

Now that's a great post. Thanks!

6:13 PM  

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