紐約一遊 – Luck

J & I took a short trip back to NYC to visit family and friends.  The trip started out with a bang Thursday night when I was caught speeding on our way to the airport.  I was apparently clocked at going 51 mph in a 35 mph construction zone (the road normally has a speed limit of 45 mph).  So technically, I wasn’t speeding had it not been for construction.  The last time I got caught speeding was the year I graduated from medical school 14 years ago.  Us girls were returning from Virginia Beach.  It was late at night, and everyone else was sleeping in the car.  It was just me and the straight Maryland highway.  I admit I was guilty as hell at the time because I was going way too fast (100 mph in a 65 mph zone)!  Never got caught again until last Thursday, and perhaps it was my clean record or the fact I was driving a tiny Yaris, the cop decided to let me off with a written warning.  How lucky is that!  I took that as a sign that I’d have a smooth trip back to NYC, until my sunscreen/lotion got confiscated by the almighty TSA at the Phoenix airport.  It was a 4.2 oz bottle that was 1/2 full (or 1/2 empty depending on your perspective).  That’s 2.1 oz my friends!  Less than the 3 oz allowed.  Hello?!  Looks like someone needs to go back to grade school to refresh his math.  I’ve had countless items confiscated from me by the TSA, ranging from the common water bottle to the not so common, a brand new 8 oz tube of Colgate toothpaste (I can’t go anywhere and use just any kind of toothpaste; it has to be Colgate).  Why do these guys have to be such sticklers?  Even the cop looked the other way, why can’t TSA just let me have my lotion?
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