Living under a rock

First lesson from a short visit to JFK today:

Regardless of what you think of the timing or the efficacy of the ban on liquids on airplanes, certainly you’d know about it, right? I mean, if you were scheduled to take a plane in the next few days, how could you not know about it? And then, once you got to the airport, passing the big signs on the doors of the terminal, passing the big garbage cans, passing the person at security reminding you, then, certainly, you’d know, right?

Of course not.

I saw, at the last stage of security, the TSA guys grabbing dozens of bottles of Gatorade, gel, etc., out of people’s bags. Not here and there, but gallons.

Never underestimate the ability of the public to ignore you. They can and they will.