As I mentioned in my previous post, I recently was away at a conference. This of course involved a few plane flights and their required odd occurances.
As I was proceeding through security, the guy in front of me had to be reminded to take his cell phone out of his pocket. When the security guard notice something in my pocket, he of course thought it was a cell phone as well.
I use the don’t ask don’t tell policy when it comes to my pump and airport security, but at this point I had to ‘tell’. When I told him it was an insulin pump, he told me to walk through.
I thankfully did not set off the metal detector while I was walking through, but the TSA agent did take the opportunity to ask me a question.
He asked if I had the clip and leather case for the pump. I told him I had the clip but not the case. He said that those were the things that typically set off the alarms. I agreed and mentioned that was why I typically don’t wear the clip when I travel.
At this point, I was moving toward the belt to gather my bags (and shoes), and he hit me with I think is one of the best diabetic zingers I have heard to this day…
“Well,” he said with some surprise in his voice. “You look good.”