August 22nd, 2011


Fun with airport security

We're at my parents' house in Ashkelon (the Iron Dome seems to be working out pretty well so far, thank you) and joshbrown was over for Shabbat. The following conversation ensued:

joshbrown: Did you know that they tried using gerbils in airport security? Because they can smell fear, so what they did was they took a fan . . .

My father: But it must work only at a very short range. Surely a more effective way to do it would be to have the passengers take off their clothes and climb into a box of gerbils . . .

Me: And if they say, "Do it to Julia!" they can go on the flight.