For the second time this month, I had to “surrender” a corkscrew to TSA!!! First time, my good corkscrew was hidden in a carry-on that I had not used in a while and TSA had to run my bag through twice and search it twice (by two different agents) in order to find it!
THIS time, the replacement that I just purchased about a week ago in NOVA to replace *that* one stowed away in my carry-on. Again: hidden from me. Even though I searched my carry-on TWICE before checking my big bag and proceeding to my gate. This corkscrew was not as sophisticated as my original one. It was a lever-style one. BUT that is beside the point.
Now, the TSA agent today taught me something. They are taking them not because of the corkscrew itself BUT because of the little tiny knife. He said that the stores now sell “TSA approved” corkscrews that do not have the little knives. Now, I TOLD the girls at the fancy pants beer & wine store that TSA had taken my shit at the airport. Why didn’t *they* tell me about this??? About the little knife??? Maybe they thought I was smart enough not to let it happen again. CLEARLY I am not that smart! Argh!!! LMAO!!!
I’m having a nice “glass” of Chardonnay right now. On the flight. To Chicago. Twist off cap, LOL!!! Eh… LMAO!!!
I’m in a VERY good mood right now!
As if you can’t tell! ;)
Hey!!! Kudos to Maria, the tech at SunTran (Tucson) who got me my $5.50 back!!! They looked at it, her and her boss…and her boss determined that I got my pass and rode the bus several times after purchasing it with my debit card, even though the receipt said “Unable To Issue” after authorizing for the new card with a day pass on it. Now… Maria called me this morning and left me a voicemail telling me that SunTran had found that I did a lot of riding on the $5.50 and if I had any questions to call. Because today was a travel day, I had errands to run and what not before heading to Chicago so I was planning to call her back tomorrow for clarification. Turns out, she felt something wasn’t right AND went back to her boss and said “We need to look into this a little further” and BAM!!! She said it wasn’t easy to see but they did find that a card was never issued to me and credited my MasterCard back the money that the machine took from me! Yay!!!
I still think SunTran (Tucson) and Ventra in Chicago have a long way to go to catch up to LA, Seattle and DC as far as smooth, easy, convenient smart card ridin’, but I am confident that they will get there. New technology can be tricky, indeed.
So, instead of bashing on a company for their wicked ways, I’m praising one for gettin’ it done. Yea!!!
I apologize in advance for any grammar errors and thank you again for playing along! I’m heading back east for the 3rd time in six weeks and will be right back in OC for the Angels/Yankees series (Tanaka!!!!!) and right back to NYC after that for the “Subway Series” (Tanaka!!!!!) I haven’t seen my Yankees in the flesh all year and have some catching up to do!
See you in the Great Lakes region, yawl! Chi, Milwaukee, Detroit, Toronto, and DC. Followed by NC, CT and Boston (or something like that.) I was originally supposed to be in Seattle this weekend and am SO disappointed that I had to cancel but I’m looking at doubling back to the Pacific Northwest on the Amtrak Empire Builder. *fingers crossed*
If I EVER come off as a tool bag, I’m not trying to be a dick. I try my hardest to be the cool dude and not the asshole but sometimes things don’t come out quite the wag I intended. However: My recent tumblr rant about guys (and girls even) asking for dick pics was *very* deliberate.
http://www.karsinknightly.tumblr.com is the address, if you don’t already know it.
Thank you again. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you! Love you all, you know I do! Selfie time, LOL!!!