I flew home to Alaska this Memorial Day weekend. It was an inexpensive flight and I had great seatmates. I had gotten to my mom's and was unpacking when I found a bit of paper in my single bag I had packed. It was something I had not placed in my bag and I felt awkward as soon as I realised what it was. It was a note from the TSA reminding me that some luggage gets physically checked 'by law' by hands trained to do this. The end the first paragraph with a phrase that appears to attempt to mollify one. "Your bag was among those selected for physical inspection."
I must admit, I did not rejoice or feel honored that my luggage was chosen to be rummaged about in by strange hands. It almost makes me want to wash everything! Even if those hands were gloved, how icky it feels to know my carefully packed items were moved and investigated and looked at. I can't imagine why mine was chosen. They probably didn't like my tiny containers of coconut oils and herbs in the glass jars. Or the olive oils and herbs in the plastic container that looked like it wasn't going to stay contained in the plastic bag I thankfully sealed it in.
Whatever the reason they chose my bag, I am not ok with this legal violation of my private and personal world. I only wish I had placed something really inappropriate in it. Although, it may have made me late for my flight. One of my seatmates had guns locked in their luggage (with alarms) and the alarms had gone off-which meant they were super close to almost late for the flight. I guess I understand, it irks me, and angers me, yet I suppose it is necessary.
Unlike the Duggar case. Which really should be addressed in a court room not made up of twitter and social media. Cuz I know how I'd decide and the general run of tweets wouldn't like it one bit!