The chip

March 24, 2008

“This one has the chip in it,” the passenger said, sliding her passport across the podium.

“The chip,” said the TSA agent. “That’s just one of those measures they’re using to…”

He paused a long time for a man facing a long line. Then he used his fingers, which were gloved in blue latex, to mark two languid quotes in the air.

“…keep us safe,” he said. Then he winked at me.

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