We thought the Transportation Security Administration – TSA for those of you who don’t care to follow the often nonsensical statements from this agency – would have lifted one ofits most bizarre rules by now.
But surprise, surprise, until last month it was still there, a remnant of the immediate past 9/11 host of measures devised by people who had absolutely no idea what they were doing.
We are more than pleased to announce that the rule against bringing more than 3 ounces of breast milk aboard aircraft, has been relaxed to accommodate travelling mothers.
We’re not kidding here, SIX YEARS after 9/11, the TSA has fi nally found out that breast milk can probably not be classifi ed as a dangerous weapon.
Oh yeah, since this month disposable lighters are also off the menu of banned items, although the TSA added that torch-style lighters will still be banned.
Back to the breast milk. Readers of this column will surely remember the incredible story of a mother with a young child who wanted to board an aircraft, but was forced to fi rst swallow a bottle of her own milk, before an idiotic security zombie allowed her on board.
Although, thanks heaven, breast milk stories have been rare since that unforgettable and disgraceful incident, that same nonsensical rule has been on the TSA list of things not to do when boarding an aircraft in the US. The brains, if any, work slow at the TSA.