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From: Jacob Meuser (jakemsrsdf.lonestar.org)
Date: Wed Aug 18 2010 - 18:42:11 CDT
On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 04:39:30PM -0400, Tony Abernethy wrote:
> Personally, I liked the article.
> Small change in perspective changes an ordeal into an adventure.
> Jacob Meuser wrote:
> > On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 04:28:57PM +0300, Mihai Popescu B.S. wrote:
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > My post was not intended as a direct hit for the article. I told my
> > > opinion to misc because undeadly ask for subscription, no more
> > > anonymous coward post. Am I wrong ?
> > >
> > > I target airport behaviour with my comment. I use the airport for 6
> > > flight until now, no problem at all with security teams. I was quick
> > > and polite in answers and the time with them was short. Most of them
> > > have the "nose" to see what they are dealing with.
> > bullshit. sorry, but that is not true.
> "Smart" security will inevitably outsmart itself.
> Add respect to polite in the brew.
> He inspects you. You inspect him. You respect each other. Works better.
sure. I am always very polite wih "authority". there was never any
disrespect put out by me. as I said, I *want* these people to do
a good job. they've got good people, it's the things/ways they
are/aren't taught that is the problem.
> > I regularly get picked on by "authority", but it's alwasy just been
> > a pointless hassle. I'll never forget the time a cop stopped me
> > in my own neighborhood, in the rain, for walking against a signal,
> > when his car was the only moving vehicle within a half mile. the
> > best part was when he dropped his papers in a puddle.
> > > If you start
> > > playing, they will answer accordingly, not because you look like a
> > > suspect, it is more like an answer.
> > the only playing was their own game. after all, it is they who
> > choose to start the games.
> If they are wasting your time they will keep it up.
> If you are wasting their time they will drop you in a hurry.
> The best tactic is when you are obviously suppressing a laugh.
well, they held us there, for nothing but having more than one laptop
and looking like a poor hippie. I didn't care, I figured it was all
going to happen anyway. but maybe while they were busy with us, they
were letting some slick and polite well dressed one laptop carrying
creep go who they should have looked at closer? who knows.
> > > Have fun ! (but not in sensible areas).
> > but see, if authority can't take that you're laughing because their
> > questions and assumptions *really are* ridiculous ...
> > the lady in the office where jcr was "held" when we met him was
> > in charge of the place. and it's clear why she was in charge.
> > she was sharp and no-nonsense. of course, you want such people
> > in charge of such places.
> > even after we got out of that office I still had to deal with
> > another person who inspected my bags. with this uy though, I
> > shared a good laugh, even though he was pretty thorough.
> Watch how a person laughs. Even more a window into the soul than the eyes.
> Customs tends to be sharper than security.
> They probably do have a sense of humor,
> but it is never shared with "outsiders".
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