If there is anybody out there that truly thinks that Terminally Stupid Assholes are actually protecting us from the bad guys, please RUN, do NOT walk, to your nearest psychiatrist and sign up for 1,000 hours of treatment!
Yesterday (27 Dec 08) at LAX, my girlfriend and I had several encounters with the TSA “security” agents.
My girlfriend was accused of “artfully hiding” a bottle of hand creme that was 8 ounces in size. Her “artful hiding?” She did what anybody would do: she wrapped it in a piece of clothing in case that it opened it wouldn’t run all over the suitcase.
She was yelled at when something fill out of the bag and she actually touched. While the regulations say that the luggage must be repacked by the ape, er, TSA agent, you don’t have to yell at the person to remind her of this.
Our flight was delayed. I went outside for a cigarette. When I returned, I placed my 2 lighters in the tray to go back through security. Turns out that the local supervisor (NOT TSA regualtions) had determined that a person can only have one lighter. I talked to him for about 15 minutes. He said he couldn’t understand why someone would have more than one lighter on his person. He said that it was HIS facility and HE, not the TSA (which has no limits on common lighters) would determine how many lighters a person could have. In other words, he was a little man given authority and he abused it.
A woman was told to EMPTY he baby’s milk bottle (she had the baby with her), wash it out, and then and only then could she go through security.
I tell you, we need to do something about the so-called security agency called the TSA. they are getting out of hand.