What a day! It is 4:00PM here in Las Vegas and my day started 14 hours ago. I am tired and my trip began this morning with the unwelcome sound of my alarm clock. Yesterday I said that I didn't really feel like the SuperNats were coming up, but as I laid down to go to sleep last night I got excited. VERY EXCITED!
What was going to be a nice night's sleep turned into just four hours and as I got out of bed I thought, "this is going to be a long day!"
I arrived at Lambert International at 4:50 and I thought it would be a ghost-town with minimal foot traffic... I was wrong. The line to get into security was long and vast and I instantly began to shut down. Like most people, I love to travel but hate that process in the middle that is the security checkpoint.
With so many people, and on top of that unexpected amounts of people, I began to operate on autopilot. I saw the signs that said, "Please have your laptop out and ready to be inspected" but I did not react to it. This put me at negative points with the TSA agent and when she saw the amount of hairspray and sunscreen I had I was told, "sir, do not touch your luggage. I have to inspect it".
My aerosols were well over the allowed limit and she asked me if I wanted to go check my bag, but I was on autopilot mode and whilst on autopilot mode I will only give answers that end the conversation. So, unknowingly, I said, "fine" when she asked if she could throw them away. "But sir," she responded, "don't you want to simply check it and keep them?"