I was really put through the ringer with airport security. I was informed while in line that I was pre-selected for a more in depth search. Which was fine, that's why you get to the airport early. Interesting to note, the gel deodorant that was not in my one quart plastic bag but tucked in my carry on bag was not confiscated even though the guy checking it saw it and handled it. My new slippers apparently had something suspect on them because they caused the machine to beep but after even more in depth inspection, I was allowed to keep them. This didn't bother me so much but I did get some odd hassling from the teenage security guy. When he pulled out my iPod he asked, "Is this an iPod mini?"
"No," I said. "It's just a regular sized iPod."
"How long have you had it?" he asked.
"About a year and a half." I replied.
"Well, you're gonna need a new one because the battery on this is going to stop working." he informed me.
"Why, because of the inspection today?" I asked somewhat alarmed.
"No, that's just what happens to iPod minis, their batteries quit working." he told me.
"Well, it's a good thing that's not an iPod mini and that I have a warranty."
He then pulled out my sudoku book and showed it to one of his coworkers. "Man, this sudoku is really popular."
To which his friend replied, "It's ridiculous. People."
Hello?? I'm sitting right here as your rummaging and judging my stuff. After I was cleared as safe to allow on the plane I went to the Dunkin' Donuts which I miss so much in Minnesota. I ordered some coffee and a vanilla creme donut and the lady at the counter told me that the don't have the vanilla or chocolate creme filled only the Boston creme filled. "That's disappointing." I said.
"That's your problem not mine." she informed me. "We're a small store."
I decided not to press my luck any further at the Rhode Island Airport and just pay for my coffee and wait for my plane.