When a Precision Airport Security Ritual Works Too Well

… I’ve had to devise a system that gets me from my home to my plane to my offices with very little hassle and in as short a time as possible. Recently, however, the system failed me, resulting in the most traumatic travel experience I have ever endured. This system involves setting things on the conveyor belt in a particular way. The goal is to get through the security line as quickly as possible. And I’ve come to realize that the little things can make a big difference.

NYTimes.com