If any of you have seen the picture of the bomb-underwear from the terrorist suspect nabbed at the Detroit Airport, you'd think the TSA should be on the lookout for bulging undies. YOU'D THINK, right? They should at least have been, er, briefed on the issue.
So when it came time for me to depart Ann Arbor, MI through Detroit, I thought I'd check it out in my timidly exhibitionist way. Arriving in a single bambino (to avoid detection at my brother's house), I ducked into a stall and put a second on, and pulled up the dockers - loose fitting enough to not be too obvious, but any one of you would have zeroed in on the triangle in the front of the crotch which doesn't move when I walk.
So I start to think of what it would be like to shuffle into the hidden area to have my diapers inspected - hey, I figure it's part of the job, like what EMTs see on occasion. But nope, waved right on through. Guess I could have been the Bambino Bomber. I did not feel safer.
Those of you who fly diapered as I do (when heading home - too hard to dispose of a soggy diaper when going TO family gatherings), should be paying attention to the recent discussions of full-body scanners they are talking of using here in the US - and are using in spots in Europe and, as I understand it, in six airports in the US. These will be able to see our diapers. No sneaking through. The question then is whether diapers on adults would trigger an inspection, or whether they are common enough that they would be recognized as not terrorist threats.
Now as for me, if they want to look, I'll show. But how about all y'all? If you don't want to have your diaper exposed to the TSA, but you have to just to get on the plane, have the terrorists won? (sorry for the slight twist of the thread title, but hey, close enough, eh?)