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Get these m*f*ing drinks off my m*f*ing plane!

All this hullabaloo about liquids on planes is making me even more paranoid than I usually am. I spend more time than I should during flights thinking about ways that, if I were a terrorist, I could kill people or hijack a plane using things I carried-on or things that were already on the plane when I got there. They'll confiscate your nail clippers, but I once got an in-flight meal that came with a plastic fork and spoon and a metal knife. Nice, airline. It was pretty rounded and dull, but I bet I could get a file on the plane and make a nice shiv. Or just hit someone over the head with the file. Or... well, best not to think about it too much.

It never occurred to me that people would be making bombs out of liquids. Now I have a whole other set of scenarios to imagine. Fortunately I don't have any flights scheduled in the near future, as my Nalgene bottle and I made it home just fine on Tuesday morning before this whole thing, um, blew up.

srah - Thursday, 10 August 2006 - 9:27 PM
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Comments (9)

gravatar Jamie - August 11, 2006 - 3:30 AM -

I usually try to imagine what I'd do in case of an accident. Say, the bridge my train crosses just tumbles down. Do I try to open the doors while falling and jump out or do I wait until the streetcar hits water and try to swim out.

Yeah. It's unlikely those bridges are ever going to tumble down, but I'd like to be prepared and do the most reasonable thing in case I need to save my life.

gravatar chrispy - August 11, 2006 - 8:33 AM -

What, you learned to make a "shiv" doing five to ten in Attica?

gravatar srah - August 11, 2006 - 9:44 AM -

I assume that if I were a terrorist I would hone such skills as shiv-making.

gravatar Jen Dively - August 11, 2006 - 11:11 AM -

Hmm you managed to smuggle your Nalgene across state lines...they are considered "indestructible" that hints at a plot to take over the world if you ask me...or a love of plastic bottles that bounce really well.

gravatar srah - August 11, 2006 - 11:16 AM -

Well hello, you! Fancy seeing you in my comments!

gravatar Jen Dively - August 11, 2006 - 11:25 AM -

I'm a master of ninja cunning and wisdom that allows me to virtually disappear for months and then pop up when least expect...or I'm just a lazy corresponder. I prefer the sexiness of the ninja thing. What's up?

gravatar srah - August 11, 2006 - 12:07 PM -

Yarrrr, we be mortal enemies then!

gravatar jamelah - August 11, 2006 - 1:23 PM -

So then have you seen this?

gravatar srah - August 11, 2006 - 1:39 PM -

I have NOW!

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