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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Getting My Wings Back?

There's a remote possibility that I might fly again someday.  (Not on  my own, on an airline!)  You may recall my January 2010 post, I'm Grounded.  If you don't remember, go ahead and click on the link, read it, and then come back....I've got time. (I'm retired...I've got nothing but time!)

You're back?  Okay.  

Well, one of my major objections to flying was that full body scanner!  It was my concern for the security personnel who would be trying to eat lunch after a gander at Eva in the altogether!  I mean, I just didn't want the responsibility of some poor sap starving to death because after above mentioned exposure, he or she could never eat again!

According to Reuter's, new scanners have been developed which no longer expose the passenger's actual image.    The new machine "uses a generic body outline and highlights the area where any anomaly is detected, eliminating the actual image of the passenger." 

 So it will soon be possible to get through security without the TSA agents having been exposed to Eva in all her inglorious nakedness.  

Whoops!  I just looked up anomaly in the dictionary;  I still may be in trouble!  Webster's defines anomaly as "a deviation from the common type, rule, or form; irregularity; abnormality; . . . an unexpected, unusual or strange condition."  A glance at me naked in the mirror tells me I'm all of the above!

I guess I'm not ready to get back up into the skies yet.  But maybe I could just stop by the airport for a little pat down, you know, for practice!

Photo courtesy of the TSA Security System Software.

EVA

16 comments:

River said...

I had to click back and read the grounded post. Well, I laughed quite a bit! I love the way your mind thinks. You could think of the scanner as an x-ray machine and ask them to notify you of any broken bones they spot.

Gail said...

Wonderful, don't think I'bb flying soon. It would quickly become an "event" when they tried to look where I can't even see anymore!

Brian Miller said...

maybe if you just went to airports that used the body sniffer....

Dawn @Lighten Up! said...

Eva, you are full of valuable information. And anomalies. ;)

Jen said...

aahh modern technolgy----anxious to heat what will bo thought of next by the AA.

glnroz said...

I have said it before; "you ain't right",, lololol ....for practice.... lolol

EmptyNester said...

That's enough to keep me grounded!

thegopher said...

Bitty and I recently flew back from Chicago to LA and, while I went through no problem, they "body checked" Bitty, two nuns, and an elderly man. Couldn't they see I was the most suspect of the group? Aging Gal

Bossy Betty said...

Just went through airline security and my son's girlfriend opted out. They all stared at her like she was a nut, but she stuck to her guns

I think I might have an anomaly or two myself...

Ann On and On... said...

I figure they took the job in good times and bad. I've got places to go and people to see. My lumps and bumps aren't so special...I'm just passenger 410.

When the right trip comes along I hope you're up-up- and away.

laughingmom said...

Last time we flew - I got "randomly selected" to have the body scan. It didn't bother me but I was glad that it was me rather than my 15 year old daughter!

Elenka said...

you just crack me up.

Mommy LaDy Club said...

I'm soon to be getting on a flight with all of the new pat down/scanner stuff. Can't wait!;) I know they'll single me out too, just because. So nice to find you from Taste of T. My husband is recently retired, and I'm still working(from home), so we're having an adjustment period;)
Cheers!
Courtney
http://www.mommyladyclub.com

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Lazarus said...

Eva, I didn't know about this, more helpful info from your blog. But I'm sure that there are TSA scanners out there somewhere who would like a piece-a Eva!

Eva Gallant said...

Jen: Are you sober this morning? lol Or are your fingers just not awake?

Glenn: Of course, I'm right! These things require practice!

thegopher: You'd think they would have seen that, right away!

Courtney: Welcome! Hope you come back often!

April: I will check it out!