Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Do I look like a Sadam? (sic)

My last name ends with S. I honestly can't remember if I put my full name in my profile - but either way, my last name ends with S.

On one of my recent Southwest airlines flights, the ever vigilant security squad was checking my ID against my boarding pass. The exchange went something like this:

TSA: ID and boarding pass
Adam: Here you go
TSA: *Looks at ID*
TSA: *Looks at Boarding pass*
TSA: *Looks at me concerned*
TSA: *Looks at ID and boarding pass again*
TSA: *Light bulb* Ohhhhh, I thought that you didn't look like a Saddam.

As it turns out, Southwest doesn't put a space between the last name and the first name when they list it on the boarding pass. So, my name showed up as ###efs/adam. Which I guess he read as Sadam.

Way to be stud. The thing that probably bothered me the most was the fact that there are people who ARE named Saddam that likely have to put up with that kind of crap all the time. I mean, Barack Obama's middle name is Hussein and he is still getting my vote.

I mean, we both have cigars, but I hope that is where it ends.... right??