The last strictly domestic flight I had, I watched as a female TSA supervisor sidled over to a make officer and say something quietly. He looked at me and then slightly shook his head, as if to shake off what she said. She had a different idea. And thus began an absurd few minutes during which they went took nearly everything out of my carry on and put it through the scanner three times. I had the distinction of being stared at not only by all the passengers, the suspicious middle-aged priest, but also by the less than subtly hostile TSA glittering-eyed agent who did this. Nice.
Once I had everything back in my bag, I thanked her for “singling me out” and used the name on her exposed id tag. That got a pair of momentarily raised eyebrows with the accompanying wider eyes – followed by the shrug. And not a word.
I hope these agents realize that people are beginning to voice concerns.
I any event… you have by now seen this photo.
I wonder if they think every day that they go to work that perhaps today is the day they will wind up on the news channels because of something they did.