Thursday, November 16, 2006

Liquids, Creams, And Gells!

I am not nearly as dumb as I look! Say 'Praise God', y'all! Every once in a while, this old codger comes up with a really good idea. This may be one of them. On the other hand...

If you have been paying any attention at all to the news lately, you will know that the Federal air control folks have banned all liquids, creams, and jells, etc. on all commercial airline flights. If they find the stuff in your luggage they will confiscate it, no questions asked. This means either you don't bother to pack your shampoo, hand lotion, toothpaste, deodorant, etc. at all, and then buy it at your destination, OR, if you somehow missed the new regulations, they will take it from you at your point of departure and you then buy it upon arrival at your destination. See the similarity? You ain't gonna have your toiletries when you get to where ever it is you are going to! Somehow, it just never occurred to me that I could blow up an entire airplane with a little tube of Crest! Not that I would want to, anyway.

So, if there is a single shred of logic left anywhere in this world of ours, it would stand to reason that if you are required to leave your toiletry stuff here when you travel to there, and if those folks traveling from there to somewhere else must leave their stuff behind, and those folks that are traveling from somewhere else to here leave their stuff behind, then there must be a plethora, or even an abundance, of liquids, creams, gels, etc. just stacked up waiting to be thrown into a dumpster at every airline terminal in this country. And, why do they have to call them 'terminals'? Sounds too final to me, but I digress. Here is my plan...

The airline folks could set up a Free Toiletry Store adjacent to baggage claim in every terminal in the country, stocked by all the confiscated liquids, creams, gells, etc., displayed and organized by brand, size, type, color, taste, etc. Then, after a passenger has retreived their luggage, they could simply walk over to the Free Toiletry Store, pick out the items they need for their stay, and then turn them back in again upon departure so another lucky traveler could benefit from the plan. Think of the money saved! This is truly an ingenious idea!

AND THEN, the federal government could figure out a way to TAX it!

1 comment:

Kathy T. said...

Not a bad idea at all! Did you see where the Glad Corp. is donating baggies at airports during the holidays? Maybe they read your blog!