I'm pretty much used to being weird wherever I go. I may not be as crunchy as some Moms, but I'm probably more so than most. When I travel it becomes even more obvious that I'm not normal.
I thought I'd show you a few examples of how odd I really am, especially when traveling…
In the airport, normal people step into the full body scanner when going through security:
(And sadly, they likely think very little about all the cancer-causing radiation their bodies are being exposed to.)
But I'm not normal. Instead of going through these airport cancer machines, this is me getting a full pat-down instead:
It really wasn't bad at all, and I hope the rest of you will start choosing to be “odd” too! When I told them I didn't want to go through the x-ray machine they just casually yelled over to another security agent, “I've got a female opt-out!” A really sweet woman took me to a separate area (just off to the side — although they asked me if I wanted to go to a private area and I said no), and she explained everything to me before she did it. It wasn't offensive at all, thankfully, because I had been nervous about it.
UPDATE: we recently paid the $85 each for all of us to get TSA clearance. This is good for 5 years and makes going through security so much faster and easier!
Normal people eat this junk in the airport:
On the plane most people read magazines like this one:
But I'm not normal. I read this instead:
Are you a weirdo too? I'd love to hear all of the ways you are realizing this more in your life too! 🙂
Thankfully, there are more and more of us these days, so let's rise up and keep saying, “I'm not normal” and be proud!
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