Hi. I just cam back from South Beach, Miami. I went with my friends (4 guys), looking to have fun. During our stay in Miami, London was bombed again. When it was being reported, we had just walked into a restaurant to eat. The "host" at the door turns to me and says: "I'm sorry, you are going to have to leave that bag at the door." We were going to hit the beach, after we ate, so I brought a bag with towels and what have you with me. I asked: "Will someone walk away with it?" He responds: "I don't know." I then said: "Well, I'm not leaving it at the door, I am taking it with me to my table." He asked me to take a look at what is inside the bag. I told him of course he can! He opened it up, looked through it and found,.... towels and sun block. He said he was worried about something being in the bag (an explosive device??), since London was just bombed again. I smiled and I told him its ok, and that he was being very diplomatic about it. He then thanked me for letting him look through my bag and allowed me to have a seat with my bag. Ok,.... some points: 1) I am 6 foot 3, bald with goatee and glasses. I'm white. Not that all "non-Arabic looking" people should be removed as suspects for potential terrorist activities, but I really do not fit the bill as a terrorist. I look like this guy, but with more facial hair: 2) Lets say I DID have a bomb in that bag,... how would not letting me take it INTO the restaraunt make any difference if I detonate this thing?? Meaning, him telling me to place the bag at the front of the restaurant, would not have saved anyone's life. People would still die. Even anyone happening to be passing by outside the restaurant at the moment. This tactic will SOLVE nothing. It is by far the dumbest attempt at "preventing" a terror attack. 3) This man was hysterical. He wasn't scearming or yelling when he interacted with me, but him telling me I can't take my bag into the restaurant for fear of something being in there, was a result of him flipping out. I know we all get scared sometimes, but acting out like this makes the situation worse. Please look past how stupid something like this may make you look and focus on actually doing something that will prevent whatever you are worried may happen. Asking me to keep the bag out of the restaurant would not help (see point #2). If anything, screen me at the door. If I refuse, turn me away. Which would have been flat out stupid as well, but thats not the point here. The point is Idiotic Hysterics. I understand we have to be careful and watchful, but situations like this do not help whatever it is you are trying to do. Like placing "SSSS" on someone's boarding pass for screening. We all know what it means at this point. There are even websites out there that give you tips on how to avoid getting tagged with it. Has anyone else every experienced idiotic hysterics in reference to this "War On Terror"??