I’m now sitting in the Tel Aviv terminal (on FREE wireless – I gotta give the Israelis some credit), waiting my boarding in 30 minutes. I made it through security with little to no problems. The first girl started asking me questions and then I realized, “Oh shit, this is the ‘security interview’ and I need to get my story straight.” So, I held up pretty good. Definitely dropped the “I’m studying to be a priest” card, and…well, I mean, it does help when you are funny, friendly, and…well, let’s just say the security girl at one point asked me, “So, are you sure you aren’t like half-Japanese…your eyes are very cool.” Hmm, what can I say? I did go into the “special room” to walk through a metal-detector, and I saw people who were definitely going to be stuck for quite awhile. I asked the guy who walked me back there, “So, when I come back to Israel – can I hang out in the special room?” He just smiled and said, “Yah, you really don’t want to be in there.”
And I didn’t have to go in there. And now I’m boarding in 15min, and it feels SO good to know that I made it through with no problems. Okay, next post from American soil.