Monday, August 21, 2006

No gel

I'm packing for Canada, and I just realized that--horror!--I had put gel deoderant into my carry-on. And we all know that Secret Platinum is this summer's, uh, secret weapon. Let's just hope that between now and my flight the terrorists don't discover some ingenious method of disguising bombs as French grad school summer reading, leading to the stuff being banned from the airways. No Diet Coke or deoderant's bad enough.


Petey said...

One handy tip:

Here is an ancient Jewish good luck custom for ensuring safe travel.

Just before takeoff, you repeat aloud the archaic Hebrew phrase "Allahu Ahkbar" three times to ensure an event free flight.

While I'm not a big believer in the efficacy of good luck customs, at a bare minimum, it will put your fellow passengers at ease.

Blundering American said...

If Samuel L. Jackson can deal with snakes on a plane, I'm more than confident that you will be able to handle TSA frisking you for Secret Platinum.

Phoebe said...

Petey-- a fabulous idea.

I sort of doubt anyone at this point would be dumb enough to fall for that.

Blundering American-- I just moved it to luggage I'll be checking.