Wednesday, January 03, 2007

I hate the freaking TSA

Arthur got these fabulous shoes for his birthday. They are so freakin' adorable.
If you're unfamiliar with Robeez, they are soft leather and openings are stretchy and the soles allow for a little bit of traction for those just learning how to stand up. Again, these are totally soft, nothing hard or stiff or metallic or even rubbery in any way involved.

Enter the Transportation Security Administration.

The TSA chuckleheads at all the airports we flew threw last week actually made us take Arthur's shoes off. Yes, the little soft leather Robeez could be the apparel of the world's youngest shoe bombers. As we come out of the assembly line of terrorist victory (aka, airport security at St. Louis) only one shark shoe comes down the conveyor belt. One has apparently been eaten by the x-ray machine. Bastards.

Grandma will be going home through there tomorrow, and she will check the lost and found, but I'm not holding out much hope...


dbt said...

This is why I always put everything in one of the trays. I've had to stand and wait for them to bring more trays around for us to put everything in --

My laptop bag, my wife's purse, 4 pairs of shoes, the laptop itself, a stroller (to be gate-checked), a car-seat, somewhere between one and four jackets.

I usually put my wallet in the laptop bag.

dbt said...

Oh, and Robeez are awesome.

Linda said...

TSA sucks. So do those awful machines. Maybe you should consider getting him some cute puppy ones? or the dragon ones?

Nemesis of Evil said...

Guess it's a good thing you didn't just stick Arthur in there. Promise me you won't buy him those shoes with the lights that flash whenever you take a step.

Kathy Schrenk said...

Oh of course not, NoE! I'll get him the ones with the wheels in the heel ;-)