If a Federal Aviation employee gets her thrills by “feeling me up” when I pass through security, I’m pretty sure I’ll get through it emotionally and physically intact. I am actually amused by the reaction of many who are incensed by the new security procedures involving sporadic body pat downs. TV personality, Mike Barnicle, said it best: “People are more worried about being felt up than blown up.”
National surveys are conducted on a daily basis about one issue or another. Everyone jumps to offer an opinion. A boss told me long ago that it’s often better not to ask a buyer’s opinion when you’re trying to sell her something. Instead, tell her why she’ll benefit from buying it. If she takes a pass, she’ll tell you why, even without a poll. If we didn’t ask so many opinions, the media wouldn’t have so many opportunities to start meaningless conversations. It might even cover important subjects.
Reportedly, only about two percent of the flying public is being asked to have pat downs. Those who object can opt for full body scans. And if you object to that, there’s another option: Take a bus. I would guess that many of the people who are putting in their two cents don’t even fly.