Thursday, March 08, 2007
I Came From the Land Down Under
My two flights on Wednesday (Sydney to SFO & SFO to LAX) went off like clockwork. I even had time for a nice shower at SFO in the Arrivals by United Suite (photo above).
I needed it too, after taking what the pilot described as a "short" 13 hour flight from Sydney to San Francisco.
I've never been a nervous flier, which may be why I can't relate to Iraqi national Fadhel Al-Maliki who was detained at LAX on Tuesday after he set off a metal detector. According to the L.A. Times, Al-Maliki "told screeners that he knew what triggered the alarm and proceeded to remove items from his rectum, including a rock, chewing gum and thin wire filament."
"During questioning, Al-Maliki said the objects in his rectum were used to alleviate stress." He also said, "the rock was from another planet."
Seems like it might be easier to meditate.