Y75 Project: Favorite saying of the month: Older woman (younger than me?) hiking the ramparts of the wall around Dubrovnik, Croatia with a bad hip. Said she as she leaned on her cane and headed up one of the 45+ flights of stairs: “An old woman’s got to do what an old woman’s got to do.”
So, I was laughing with my friend, Jo, about TSA in Milwaukee asking if I had metal in my body as soon as the agent heard my age.
“Well, I have metal in my spine, but let me tell you what happened to me a couple of weeks ago,” said Jo. “TSA (in St. Louis) said I had a hot spot on my groin!” She had to wait while a female agent was called, worrying that she and her husband would miss their flight, which was a long way from Security.
“The agent asked me, ‘Do you mind if I put my hands down your waistband?'” and did, and started feeling around, way down.
“Did she take you to another room?”
“No. It was so humiliating!!! What do they think a 75-year-old woman has in her groin?” said Jo.
“But! I had my shoes on.*”
*Note: After you hit age 75, you don’t have to take your shoes off in US security lines.