We have two grand sons in Utah. Years ago they would fly out to Belmont to stay part of the summer each year.
(Reece, Ben, Josh & Steve at Ben’s arrival on the concourse Ben came without Corey this time)
On one occasion we went to Cherokee, the home of the Cherokee Nation in NC. The boys bought small 5” replicas of muzzle loader rifles, cheap poor imitations, just one little piece, no moving parts.
Later Leaving, when they started thru the security check Ben was stopped, and his little toy replica was confiscated. (This was long before the 9/11 tragedy) Corey had already passed thru and was waiting for us and Ben. Seeing the problem, he was going to fix it, so he walks back and said, “His toy is just like mine and you didn’t take mine.” OUCH! So they corrected the ‘error’ and took Corey’s toy.
(Then tearful separations for the trip back, love this kid, he hated flying).
That was Airport Security and it was very ignorant. It was easy to see neither was no more a weapon than a ball point pen, not even as dangerous. Oh well.
BUT NOW! WHAT IS THIS?
A 7 yr old is suspended for nibbling a Pop Tart into the perceived shape of a Gun at Park School (somewhere).
I guess we will have to remove the letter ‘L’ from the alphabet. if turned wrong, WHOA, it is the shape of a handgun!
WOW…NEXT? “That kid’s hamburger looks like a land mine, every body outside, call the bomb squad.”
At Schall Elementary School, Caro, MI a kid is challenged and his cup cakes are dangerous. They have WWII soldiers on top of them. It is his Birthday snacks for heaven’s sake. With this approach when will they be able to teach history including many terrible times in our history where WAR was unavoidable. These were toys that children have grown up with.
This is not politically correct, it is politically CRAZY.
When did we get dense?
Sorry, but stupidity bothers me. We have serious problems to be concerned with. Are we gonna make kids paranoid of how they eat something?
Life is as complicated as WE make it.
Back to simpler days:
1953 Chrysler, They should have promoted that one!