It Was Lip Balm & Eye Drops That Made Me An Enemy of the State


So I’m in Dulles Airport, having just been through the security screening.  I’m used to going through metal detectors, so my less-than-three-ounces Blistex and Systane eyedrops don’t usually set off anything.  However, with the radiation scanners, apparently those things are detectable.  I got the radiation and a pat-down.  It was a double-dose of molestation from my own government!


EDIT:  Of course, it wasn’t really the lip balm or eye drops; I was a criminal by default for buying a ticket.  I was guilty until proven innocent, having had to put my arms up and interlock my fingers in the scanner before they even discovered anything “worth” investigating.