Sunday, January 18, 2009

When the World is Absurd

When the world is absurd, be absurd back. This from Christopher Barzak's Meditations in an Emergency. This is the Playmobile Security Checkpoint Set. The product description from the manufacturer: The woman traveler stops by the security checkpoint. After placing her luggage on the screening machine, the airport employee checks her baggage. The traveler hands her spare change and watch to the security guard and proceeds through the metal detector. With no time to spare, she picks up her luggage and hurries to board her flight!

Sounds like fun!

But what genuinely warms the heart is the comments on the Amazon Page.

"I was a little disappointed when I first bought this item, because the functionality is limited. My 5 year old son pointed out that the passenger's shoes cannot be removed. Then, we placed a deadly fingernail file underneath the passenger's scarf, and neither the detector doorway nor the security wand picked it up. My son said "that's the worst security ever!". But it turned out to be okay, because when the passenger got on the Playmobil B757 and tried to hijack it, she was mobbed by a couple of other heroic passengers, who only sustained minor injuries in the scuffle, which were treated at the Playmobil Hospital."

That's not the best. Remarkably sane responses to an insane world, I think.


Blogger Steven Gould said...

I love this. I do note that you must've hit "paste" twice, though. I love this. I do note that you must've hit "paste" twice, though.

January 19, 2009 1:59 PM  
Blogger Maureen McHugh said...

Thanks Steve! Corrected!

January 19, 2009 6:16 PM  
Blogger Erin O'Brien said...

Don't do shit like this to me.

January 20, 2009 5:12 PM  
Anonymous drugstore said...

hahaha the world is really absurd in some occassions. Last time I saw a policeman asking in a supermarket where was the Police Deparment of the city.

September 29, 2011 12:44 PM  

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