What we'll be talking about this weekend: The Air Canada masked man.
Perhaps inspired by the Halloween season, a young Asian man seeking refugee status in Canada has everyone chattering.
The man donned a masterful old-man disguise - which relied mostly on a very realistic wrinkly silicone mask - to board an Air Canada flight from Hong Kong to Vancouver. He used the ID of a 55-year-old Caucasian American man. During the flight he morphed back into his young self during a bathroom trip. Then, he was busted.
While the government is busy investigating whether the airline broke rules requiring airlines to verify passengers' identities, and whether this guy's case has any merit, I have a few burning questions of my own:
1. So, let me get this straight: While I'm busy chucking my hand sanitizer and hand cream and stripping off my belt, shoes, jacket and deciding whether I'd prefer a pat down or a full body scan at the security gate, this guy is waltzing through the airport with nary a raised eyebrow? Really?
2. Are 55-year-olds everywhere feeling majorly insulted? Is 55 the new 90?
3. What will be the new indignities we have to face before boarding a flight? Is the gate attendant going to be pinching cheeks now? Sniffing for silicone?