We know we’re the last people to notice this, but while booking some airline tickets we saw a line item for a “September 11 Security Fee.”
Whether or not this fee actually has helped made us safer aside, why give it that name? Wouldn’t “security fee” suffice?
The first reason that comes to mind is that most people will not argue with something called the “September 11 Security Fee.” (Apparently we’re also not the first person to have this thought either). Next time we punch someone in the face, we’ll call it “The 9/11 Security Punch In The Face.” — BEN POPKEN