I have some strong philosophical objections to the security at airports. I think it’s just a lot of theater for the illusion of safety and all it does is cause a lot of inconvenience and delay.
To add insult to injury, they now offer a way to bypass that inconvenience and delay if you pay. That’s extortion, plain and simple.
In spite of these strong feelings, yesterday I went to a precheck place and paid my fee. In two to three weeks, I’ll have a number that lets me go to the short security line that lets me keep my shoes on. I caved. I feel dirty.
Yesterday was Wednesday, which means it was a Faculty Meeting Day. On Wednesdays we get out at 1:30 so our meetings can happen and won’t keep us at school until 6pm, which I am very grateful for.
But yesterday, our meeting was canceled. Woo hoo! So much time in the evening! I went home earlier than usual, which gave me time to think about doing something besides just laying on the couch.
I did laundry! There were blankets all over my house that had served as beds for Gus. Yesterday I collected them up and washed them. My dryer is kind of small, so some of the blankets didn’t dry completely. I hung them up so they could finish drying before going back into storage.