Have you ever heard someone say, “I’m so cold, my nipples could cut glass!”? Maybe that’s what the security guards from the Transportation Security Administration were afraid of when they asked poor Mandi to remove her nipple rings at an airline checkpoint.
I actually feel for poor Mandi. She was stopped, wanded, and when the beeping started at her chest, she was asked to remove them. She offered to be further searched and to show the female officer that she did not in fact pose a threat to national security. The officers (while snickering apparently) were kind enough to get her pliers so that she could remove them. Now I’m no masochist, but I suppose her nipples are her business. Are we going a little overboard? Even MacGyver couldn’t hijack a plane with a nipple ring.
Last time I was on a plane I couldn’t bring my orange juice on either. I’ll be the first to apologize if someone blows up a plane or airport with hand cream, nail clippers or a Tim Horton’s coffee. Until then, how about we start giving airport security officers a common sense wand.