Have Brain, Will Travel

My Traveling Son,

We've previously discussed that you will travel, so now let's discuss how to travel.  I thought at first I would create a list of the top 5 or 10 rules for travel but then decided I couldn't stop at 5 or 10 or maybe not even 20, so let's leave it at use your brain, be conscientious of others and "make good choices" (as your grandmother would say).  It doesn't take a lot to be a good traveler, but it does require you to not cease utilizing your brain power and still take others into consideration.  

These techniques can be seen employed altogether in your skills at maneuvering through airport security.  First, don't pack things that are not allowed through security (using your brain to follow the rules, making choices that fit within those rules and therefore being conscientious of others by not holding up the line with your impermissible items).  Second, remove all items required from your person and/or your bag, as applicable (same rules applied as before).  Third, wait your turn!  Whether this be for the ID checker, to put your bags and bins on the conveyor belt or whatever else, everyone in the airport security line has somewhere to be that is equally as important to them as your destination is to you, so be conscientious of others and follow the common (though all too often uncommon) sense rules and wait your turn.

So that's my one soapbox example of how to use your brain, be conscientious of others and make good choices while traveling that will result in you, my son, being a good traveler and a good person in general.

Bon voyage,
Your doting Mommy

P.S. Kudos to Mommy for spelling conscientious correctly on the first try!

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