Saturday, August 6, 2011

TSA: "State Your Purpose"

Another scary tale from my recent flying experience:

While herded through the security checkpoint at the Charlotte airport, I encountered one of these TSA goons using the new enhanced technique of asking questions to travelers in the line prior to the scanners. He selected the man behind me and here's how the conversation went:

TSA goon: "Where are you traveling today?"
Traveler: "Hartford."
TSA goon: "Business or pleasure?"
Traveler: "Business."

I would have loved to hear a response from the traveler like "None of your business, and also, where are you going when you leave work today?"

Why must your privacy be abandoned simply because you choose to fly? When are people going to have enough and stop complying?

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