When I meet a particular acquaintance for lunch in a restaurant, I always tell her the reservation is for 30 minutes earlier than it really is. Why? Because she is never on time and I don't want to sit alone at a table stewing for half an hour.
For those of you reading this who say it's unpatriotic to question the actions of an agency that stands guard against terrorism, let me ask you the following question: What if a real law enforcement agency or a branch of the military treated the civilian population like this?
The major activity of the American Family appears to be "busyness." We do things. We don't just live in a family, we produce a family! We perform a family. Families simply must be -- or appear to be -- busy all the time.