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CREDIT:

I just had the privilege of having been singled out for some Secondary Security Screening Selection at JFK Airport. Interestingly, they actually mark your ticket SSSS when this happens and at least at my terminal it meant I got to stand in a special line specially designated for potential malefactors such as myself. Well, it’s also the special security line for families traveling with kids in strollers. So basically it’s a small children and suspected terrorists, together at last kind of scenario.

The thing of it was that I couldn’t quite tell what the Secondary Security consisted of. I had to stand in a special machine, but it didn’t seem to be one of those machines where they hit you with a burst of air and check for explosive residue. It looked a bit like they were giving me a full-body X-Ray in case I was trying to smuggle a ceramic knife on our something.