I’m sorry for my haitus. I was between internets while getting Time Warner’s new Signature Home installed with 50 mbps downstream, 5 mbps upstream.
I’ve had 2 more opt out stories recently.
This was in the everyone but Delta terminal. There was only 1 line open and they were randomly sending people through the Nude-o-Scope so I had no way to attempt to avoid it. Of course I magically got chosen (they had been alternating, but I got chosen immediately after the person in front of me). I got the “Do you have anything in your pockets” question and responded “I’m not going through that.”
The opt-out lady quickly positioned me in a way to face my stuff and I was quickly on my way.
I was in the line that was supposed to be for Experts, but really there was a couple 6 people in front of me who didn’t realize you couldn’t go through the Walk Through Metal Detector with a walker. Why they were in the Expert line and not the (also open) line for people who need more time I don’t know. When I got in the line the nude-o-scope was not open, but by the time it was finally my turn to go through the metal detector suddenly the nude-o-scope was opened. I knew it was coming when I was putting all my stuff through the X Ray and heard “Do you have anything in your pockets, a watch, or belt?” The “anything in your pockets should be a dead ringer that you’re not going through a metal detector. When I hear that line I instantly go into “I am not going through that” mode. I don’t say “I opt out” but just “I’m not going through that.”
This was my third opt-out and the first time the lady seemed apprehensive to let me look at my stuff. I positioned myself looking at my stuff and she was trying to reposition me so I’d be looking towards the Nude-o-scope. I said “I would like to keep an eye on my stuff” and then she understood what I was doing. She did her thing but instead of letting me gather my stuff while waiting for the explosives test I had to stay in place until the explosives test was completed.