Hey Bro… Don’t Pat My Fro

For those of you that follow me, you know that I travel quite a bit a lot. I feel like somewhat of a traveling expert. I know what I can and can’t do, I know the shortcuts, I know what bags to pack so I don’t have to take my liquids and gels out of my bag and the list goes on and on. Even though I have figured some things out, I still dread two aspects of the traveling process:  1.) Small Airplanes 2.) The Security Process

I can generally avoid small airplanes, but the security process not so much. Don’t get me wrong I appreciate the security process, I don’t complain, I’m patient and I’m appreciative of the systems to make sure our airplanes are safe. Nonetheless, shoes off, laptop out, lines, hold-ups, pat-downs, random searches, do this and do that can be a little cumbersome. 🙂

Yesterday I experienced a “1st” while going through the TSA security. After I had went through the full body scanner with my hands above my head, I stepped out to wait for the TSA agent to tell me “your’re good or hold-up.” The representative didn’t say neither, with his detective blue latex gloves on and a serious face he said, “Sir, I’m going to need to check your hair.” LOL “Excuse Me!” Mr. TSA Agent replied, “I’m going to need to check your hair.”

I proceeded to lean my head down for the shorter Mr. TSA Agent and he looked at the top of my head. Unfortunaltely looking wasn’t enough, because he proceeded to do a full pat down of my fro with his latex gloves. Say Wha? To be honest, I was chuckling on the inside because I assumed that Ashton Kutcher was going to pop out from behind the luggage conveyor belt to let me know that I had been “Punk’d.”

For those of you who follow me, you know that I go to the barbershop on a regular basis, once – sometimes twice a week. You are not supposed to mess with a mans fro and seriously what could I possibly be hiding in my 2.5 inch manicured afro. This just cracked me up, luckily I had my handy-dandy afro pick to get everything back into shape.

If they are patting down my fro, I know OKC Thunder 6th man of the Year James Harden is having serious problems going through security, unless the TSA Officials “Fear The Beard.”

I now have a prepared response, the next time this happens… “Hey Bro… Don’t Pat My Fro!”

Share your thoughts on my fro pat down experience or any other random Airport Security Experiences that you have experienced or witnessed.

  • Ryan Eller

    I was once held up in a security line due to the fact that a lady had a taser in her carry-on luggage. She denied having it even after TSA pulled it out of her bag, claiming that she did not know what it was. The only time I have seen someone handcuffed in security.

  • You could be the next youtube sensation! The Don’t Touch My Junk guy was getting old anyway.

  • Ha ha ha! That is really too funny, Scott. Great story and come back. I’ll tell you what, though TSA is getting all up in these days. I had a random pat down that was a little too close for comfort!

  • Mia Jackson

    The exact thing has happened to me twice. I HATE it and I don’t understand why they don’t check everyone’s hair. Do they take out the buns or ponytails? You can certainly conceal something in a tight bun at the nape of the neck with long hair, right? I was seething when they pat my hair. Now I pull it back when I fly, but I shouldn’t have to. Like you, I’m on and off airplanes and I appreciate security measures, but you know sisters and our hair! 

  • Edibleworks

    I really look foward to your web site as the Lord continues to move me foward to my business and Destiny..Thank U.

  • Scott…I am busting a gut laughing. Hilarious!!!! What’s more, your title is classic. Thanks for making me laugh aloud loudly today.

    On a different note, I coach swimming during the summer and I let all my swimmers (180 kids ages 4 to 18) rub my bald head for good luck before they swims 🙂

  • That slogan should be on a shirt!!! I’d buy it!!

  •  I have figured some things out, I still dread two aspects of the traveling 

  • kurt bennett

    Hilarious!

  •  I have figured some things out, I still dread two aspects of the traveling process:  1.) Small Airplanes 2.) The Security Process.

  • I still dread two aspects of the traveling process.

  • If they are patting down my fro, I know OKC Thunder 6th man of the Year James Harden is having serious problems going through security, unless the TSA Officials “Fear The Beard.”

  • my 2.5 inch manicured afro. This just cracked me up, luckily I had my handy-dandy afro pick to get everything back into shape

  • Sir, I’m going to need to check your hair.” LOL “Excuse Me!” Mr. TSA Agent replied, “I’m going to need to check your hair.”

  • This just cracked me up, luckily I had my handy-dandy afro pick to get everything back into shape.

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