The text came in yesterday afternoon. Our daughter Jessica, whose business
name is "Rosy Revolver", was hung up at a security gate at Phoenix's Sky
"Do you have a gun in your purse?", whispered the TSA agent.
She had been teaching a jewelry class in Phoenix and one of her students
thought it would be a neat thing to give Jessica a toy revolver as a token of
her appreciation for teaching her some of the craft.
I was concerned when she let us know because I'm very aware that some
toy guns can easily be confused for the real deal.
All passengers behind her had been re-routed to another line.
Backup was called. Five TSA agents hovered.
After much debate, it was deemed that she was not a credible threat
to her flight.
She handed the "gun" to me earlier today.
My brain was officially boggled.
I understand that we live in a post-9/11 world.
I'm totally onboard with our need for increased security.
But......this toy resembles a "real" gun about as much as those
little bags of pretzels they dole out on the plane resemble
a "real" snack.