…but not slippery enough to prevent me from getting through airport security. I am in the lounge waiting. Tethered, since Air Canada lounges now want $10 for Internet access.
Airport security is now very tough indeed in Toronto. Before even entering, every piece of hand baggage (one only) has to be fitted into the little metal frame. Mine does not (many cameras, lenses, etc) but amazingly, the person checking missed the bag on my shoulder.
Also, all passengers now get scanned by the full body scanner. You can refuse this – so I did, as a matter of principle. If I have done nothing wrong I refuse to be strip-searched, “virtual” or not.
But it is clear that this “right of refusal” is discouraged. The full body pat-down is extensive and pretty unpleasant, in front of everyone. This is going to be routine very soon, Militaristic commands, undressing, virtual stripsearches: any right of privacy and of respectful treatment has disappeared: we have given it up without a fight, it seems to me.
But at least I and my cameras and lenses and speedlites are now on our way to Phoenix.