Thursday, March 22, 2007

George Bush Giveth, and George Bush Taketh Away

My partner is a civilian employee of the US Marine Corps, working as a psychotherapist with the guys returning from the war in the Middle East. Recently, on a flight home from London, he got to chatting with the American Airlines flight attendants, who were so moved by his work that they gave him a bottle of champagne, as a gift to thank him for his work.

When he arrived in Los Angeles, it was necessary to transfer between terminals, which in turn requires leaving the "secure zone" and going back through security ... where, of course, they took the champange away from him. His gift for his contribution to the War on Terror was confiscated due to the War on Terror.