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The Worst Thing Today

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Madeleine
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Postby Madeleine » Fri January 1st, 2010, 8:31 pm

"SonjaMarie" wrote:I think, their thinking is, if someone has a book out they can conceal what they're doing underneath it or if it's on a tray, but that's just my best guess of a stupid rule.

You know in my state there's a business that has a device that can tell if there's something not organic (ie human) on you when they scan you (if the airport in Amsterdam had this device they would've seen the guy was wearing something with explosives in it). They also have a device that you put your bottle of liquid in and it'll tell you right away if it's something drinkable or something like bleach or other bad liquid. But it's difficult for a small business to get their stuff in the airports.

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yes I thought that too, and I also thought of the hollowed-out book scenario, although I always thought that was just in prison movies!

Sounds like this would be the perfect time for that business to see if the airports are interested in using their device, looks like they could be on to a winner if they get a few trials going.

The whole thing is madness, and I'm sure will put people off flying; there's enough hassle at airports anyway. I don't think anyone minds sensible precautions but this is taking things far too far.
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Postby michellemoran » Sun January 3rd, 2010, 2:25 am

Waited 7 hours in the emergency room for a sinus infection. :mad: Now I probably have every other kind of infection as well!
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Postby SonjaMarie » Sun January 3rd, 2010, 2:27 am

"michellemoran" wrote:Waited 7 hours in the emergency room for a sinus infection. :mad: Now I probably have every other kind of infection as well!


Oh geez yuck! I NEED to be able to breathe through my nose when I sleep otherwise I can't sleep cause I have severe dry mouth and without sleep I get very sick and depressed, so I sympathize with you totally!

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Postby Anna Elliott » Sun January 3rd, 2010, 2:41 am

Oh, how rotten, Michelle! Hope you're feeling better soon. Have you heard of/tried a neti pot? I've found one super, super helpful for sinus infections.
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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sun January 3rd, 2010, 4:38 am

Second the neti pot recommendation. I just found out about these last year, and they are a wonderful device, although it takes a little getting used to.

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Postby michellemoran » Sun January 3rd, 2010, 5:38 am

Thank you Anna and MLE. I'd seen neti pots advertised online and was wary of trying them out, simply because they looked awkward and painful. Good to know they work - I'll definitely try one out. I rarely get colds, but when I do they're inevitably sinus infections. Terrible pain.
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Postby Julianne Douglas » Sun January 3rd, 2010, 6:41 am

So sorry Michelle! I hope you're feeling better now. Was the ER really that busy that you had to wait 7 hours??
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Postby cw gortner » Sun January 3rd, 2010, 6:47 am

So sorry to hear you're ill, Michelle. Rotten way to start the New Year. I'm prone to sinus infections and I swear by the neti pot. In fact, any kind of sinus rinsing is always good, to get the nasal passages clear.

Sinus stuff is the worst. Hope you feel better soon!
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Postby Chatterbox » Sun January 3rd, 2010, 8:55 am

Ugh, Michelle, 7 hours PLUS the sinus infection?? Frying pan, fire, etc. etc.

Fell better soon.... :eek:

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Postby EC2 » Sun January 3rd, 2010, 10:16 am

Ack, that's way too long a long wait! Hope you're on the mend now. I've never heard of Neti pots, so I will Google.
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