Thursday, December 21, 2006

You Need A License Too a car, get married and even catch a fish, but you don't need a license to be a parent or even a grandparent.

Baby put into X-ray machine at Los Angeles airport

LOS ANGELES, Dec 20 (Reuters Life!) - A woman sent her one-month-old grandson through
an X-ray machine at Los Angeles International Airport, security officials said on Wednesday.

The woman, who spoke little English and was traveling to Mexico, put the infant in a plastic bin used to hold loose carry-on items for security scanning at the busy airport on Saturday morning.

Security screeners saw the baby as it started to pass through, pulled the bin out, and immediately sought medical assistance for the child, Transportation Security Administration spokesman Nico Melendez said. "LINK"

I could just see the TSA employee watching the monitor: shoes, purse, laptop, carry on, baby, shoes..... reverse the belt..... shoes, baby. "Attention, Attention I need a supervisor"

Two things I must ask:
1) How come Non-English speaking Grandma didn't notice that she was the only one, THE ONLY ONE placing an infant, no make that her grandchild in the plastic bin. Did this women think to herself "Look I'm the only one following the rules"
2) Why did no one in line reach over and place their hands on Non-English speaking Grandma's shoulders and say or yell "What in the hell are you doing?" then as they get the I don't understand your English look just grab the baby. Have we as a society become so jaded that we can't intervene when someone is being stupid.

Airport officials said it was an innocent mistake by an inexperienced traveler This had nothing to do with someone being an inexperienced traveler it had everything to do with someone being stupid. And I'm not so sure about the inexperienced traveler part cause she traveled from Mexico to here.....

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