Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Headband Bomber

Did I ever tell ya'll about the time TSA 
thought my headband was a threat to national security?

I had just bought one of those stretchy cotton headbands from H&M 
and was so excited to wear it, since it wasn't too tight on my head
and therefore, wouldn't give me a headache.
I thought, "this headband will be great to travel in because it's so comfortable."
Little did I know, TSA would disagree.

I had taken my belt and shoes off and was ready to walk through the metal detectors 
when I noticed the Security Guard motioning towards my head.  
I gave her a dumb look and quickly took off my headband
(even though you could clearly see it was cotton and contained NO metal).
I placed it in my plastic tub and walked through the detector. 

Much to my surprise, when I looked for my headband in the tub,
it wasn't there!
I looked around on the floor and couldn't find it, 
so I asked one of the workers to look for it on the floor, under the metal detector.
He GLANCED over towards the machine and said
"I don't see it."
I just paid 4 bucks for that headband and because 
ya'll thought it was a threat to national security,
I had to take it off, therefore losing it in the freakin metal detector?

While I'm happy they go to such extremes to protect us,
they are going a little overboard with their stupid rules.

Needless to say, I was irate...
I pouted about it all day.

You have no idea how badly I wanted to send an angry email to that Airline...

Until next time, 
The Intelligent Blonde


  1. Just found you through Living in Yellow and I was sold before I got through the first sentence. I like blogs that make me laugh. I can't wait to read more. Also, you totally should've written a strongly worded letter (or let's be real- an email- because letters take to long to write and stick in an envelope, and put a stamp on and send) to the TSA. Comfy headbands don't come around every day.

  2. Sarah, I'm so glad you found my blog (and liked it)! I agree with you on the email thing and I just might do that! I was so pissed! ha ha

  3. That is too funny! Apparently you're not the only one that has had this type of thing happen! I saw a lady on the news the other day, that had bought a "Cupcake in a jar" from a bakery on her way to the airport. They saw this as a danger too and took it!

  4. Melody--I saw that on the news, too!! I appreciate all that they do for us, but I feel like they go a little extreme at times.

  5. it's like the sock that you lose while washing clothes.
    I know I put two socks in there!!

  6. Loving your blog. I've literally cracked up several times. :)


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