Get Over Getting Virtually Naked (1/7/10)

Even with a failed attempt to bomb an airliner on Christmas Day, the terrorists have once again succeeded in further clogging our air transportation system with more delays, more screenings, and more inconvenience.  This is a fact, it's done, and now we have to decide how to deal with what's next.

It appears that full body screenings that reveal everything are going to become the norm.  They show all body parts, as well as even more embarrassing things like colostomy bags and adult diapers.  Privacy advocates are wailing that we can't allow this.  It's just too embarrassing. 

My take on the full body screenings is this:  I find a slightly awkward moment when a security guard can virtually see under my clothes to be much less awkward than getting blown up at 30,000 feet.  If you want to travel, get over it.  If you can't get over it, then stay home or drive. 

You remember that nice stuff your mom told you - that you're unique and special and there's nobody exactly like you in the whole world?  Well at the airport you're exactly like everyone else, one of thousands of people that will be screened every day.  I am confident the airport security screener is not going to get a special thrill out of looking at a computer image of your body parts. 

So I say, get over it and get on with your flight. 

I'm Bill Lamb, and that's my…Point of View.