A travel oddity…

I’ve been through the airport lots of times.  I know exactly what I can and cannot bring on an airplane.  I’ve read all the signs at security.  I have a variety of 1 oz. samples of toothpaste and shampoo that all fit in my resealable plastic bag.  I’ve got carry-on organization and metal-free airport fashion down to a science.  But a recent flight to Charlotte en route to Florida was the first time I’ve ever seen this:

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Huh?  How come old people don’t have to take off their shoes?  Does TSA fear they’ll fall over and break a hip, holding up the line even further?  What makes them think seniors aren’t just as capable of hijacking a plane as I am?  Does anyone else see the injustice in this?  I’m all for respecting my elders, but airport rules should be ubiquitously enforced.

Someone incapable of removing his/her shoes probably shouldn’t be flying anyway…

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Lauren Warnecke is a freelance writer and critic based in Chicago, IL. She is the dance writer and critic for the Chicago Tribune, a culture critic at Chicago Magazine, and has credits with See Chicago Dance, the Windy City Times, Dance Magazine and Pointe, among others. Since 2009, Lauren has blogged about dance in the American midwest at artintercepts.org. She is also a group fitness instructor and part-time faculty member at Loyola University Chicago

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