Have you ever gone through security at the airport and felt a little bad for the TSA personnel?
I know I have.
I think their job looks mind-numbingly boring and yet, at the same time, they could potentially prevent (or accidentally allow) a catastrophic event.
The responsibility must weigh heavily on their shoulders because many of them wear a very dour expression. You know me — I’ll strike up a conversation with just about anyone, and I’ve tried to be friendly with them. But most of the time, they are just not in the mood.
Today, though, I met a TSA agent who has decided to have fun with her job.
I was flying very early. The line in security was light. After I walked through the metal detector, a female agent — we’ll call her Tammy — pulled me aside to do a pat down.
I was kinda surprised to receive this attention since I hadn’t set off any sensors. I was also wearing a fairly fitted turtle neck and jeans, so it wasn’t like I could hide anything anywhere.
As I was collecting my items afterwards at the conveyor belt, I noticed Tammy giving pat downs to lots of females in the line.
Was she told to give women extra attention by her supervisors? Was she simply bored?
Or does this TSA agent just really like her job?
Passengers can’t really speak up anymore because any smart remarks or outbursts can get you kicked off your flight. So, who’s to know the real motivation here?
Tickle-Me-Tammy and her reign of terror could go unchecked for years.
Editor’s Note: This is how rumors get started.