Flying back to Dallas on Tuesday, at the Houston airport, I went through security and was "randomly" selected for a "tickle"
. Cool, it's for everyone's security. Then my back pack was selected to be scrutinized along with my shoes
. They electronically "sniffed" them. Cool, it's for everyone's security. Then, they made turn on my laptop, cell phone and digital camera
. Cool, it's for everyone's security. Then they started to make all kinds of strange (IMO) questions
. "do you work for the petroleum industry? do you work or have been for an extended period of time at a gas station today? " WHAT?
I'm cool with all this. It really does not bother me. It's actually amusing
. In any case, when they were satisfied I was very curious about why all the extra attention. So I couldn't help it and I asked
. It comes up that my back pack "smelled" very strongly like combustible
. Well after all it's the one I use to carry my laptop on my daily commute to work. It's pretty stinky now that I think about it.