That's what I like. Thoughtful enforcement of laws. And, our next Air Law will require thoughtful enforcement.
AIR LAW 6: Cowboy Boots are not allowed to be worn on any flight, as they cause back-ups during pre-flight screening.
Now, before my friends in Texas lose their freeking minds, I intend to ask Air Law Marshalls to utilize thoughtful enforcement on this one.
I love cowboy boots. At a time in my life, that's all the footwear I owned ('cept sneakers). And, I'd rather wear cowboy boots than the "dress" shoes I wear. But, I don't when I'm flying because it takes too long to get 'em on and off at security...and it slows down those around me. Hell, I've even gone to slip-ons rather than tie shoes for this reason.
So, here's the thoughtful enforcement concept. For those that own nothing but cowboy boots, bring along a snapshot of your shoe rack proving it (I know that you can cheat this requirement, but it'll at least show that you know you're holding up the show...and that's the first step to recovery).
Also, Air Law Marshalls will be instructed to give anybody whose cowboy boots slip on and off like butter a pass ('cause there's just nothing finer than that). Air Law 6 is targeting those who have to hop on one leg three or four times to get a boot on/off.
For those people, the Air Law Marshalls have been given the OK to pull you out of line and rough you up a little.