Adding to the TSA saga, here is the latest of TSA missteps:
Ellen Terrell was asked by a female TSA screener “Do you play tennis?” When Terrell asked why, the screener responded, “You just have such a cute figure.”It's not blurry - wow, there's a relief.
Terrell was then told to go through the naked body scanner not once but a second time. She then heard the TSA screener talking into her microphone saying, “Come on guys, alright, alright, one more time.”
After Terrell was forced to undergo a third blast of radiation from the body scanner, the male TSA agents in the back room who were obviously enjoying the show tried to send her through yet again to see more images of her naked body.
“Guys, it is not blurry, I’m letting her go. Come on out,” the female TSA screener said, finally ending the ordeal.
They are considering adding a person that could act as a passenger advocate, but as the advocate would also be a TSA employee, they are not sure that would fix the problem.
My guess is 'no'.
|What, me worry?|
The TSA's purpose is not to catch terrorists. It is not to make air travel safe. The purpose of the TSA is to screen passengers. And screening is what they do, day after day, over and over. To which end they have policies and guidelines, and it is to these they are committed heart and soul.
Given the exceptionally tedious aspects of screening ordinary Americans, one can hardly blame them for doing what they must to brighten their days. It's all just a part of the price we must pay.
I just love the TSA.