On Sunday, Thanksgiving travelers flying out of Chicago's Midway International took to social media to document the airport's Kafkaesque security lanes, which reportedly stretched over a mile long this morning.

According to KOMO 4 journalist Denise Whitaker (who ended up missing her flight) the full line mapped out to 1.2 miles.

Predictably, attempts at bribery soon followed.

"This happens sometimes," a Chicago Aviation Department spokeswoman told the Chicago Sun Times, a line that could very well serve as the official slogan of holiday travel.

[Image via Twitter/Denise Whitaker]