Flew out of an airport today that has backscatter, cancer-causing electronic strip search machines at every line at each of its 3 checkpoints. At my last flight through here they were running all lanes so you could essentially choose your own lane, but were doing everything they could to "encourage" people into the backscatter lanes. Today they had cones in front of every WTMD, and had a morbidly obese moat dragon literally telling every person in the WTMD lane to get in line for the backscatter machine, which at times was 7 people deep. No lie. In fact, the baggage screening operator seemed to be running her machine slower than the one at the WTMD, causing that line to back up considerably and create holes to pull WTMD into. The signage to opt out? Not visible from either line, of course. I also happened to overhear the WTMD blocker talking casually to the morbidly obese moat dragon about how stupid he thought it was that they were told to only use the electronic strip search machine because it so backs up the line, and can make it up to an hour long. The morbidly obese moat dragon proclaimed, "Eh, I don't worry about it. It's just a job, and I don't care." That's right, these are the people there for your safety. To their credit, this was the least offensive opt out I've experienced, not commenting at all on the total offensiveness of the entire charade. It did take them some time to find a patter downer, and when he asked if I had any sensitive areas, I replied, "Yeah, my balls." He just kind of looked at me and then continued on. I was in a real shitty mood to begin with, so I wasn't in much of a mood to fight. He changed his gloves without me even having to ask, and when I asked that he test the gloves before beginning, he did without a protest of any kind. I saw 4 opt outs in my time there, all male. I was the only one who didn't have fingers literally in my pants. I got merely a cursory pat around the waistband. How sad what this country has become. On a side note, I hung out at the exit while I checked messages and returned a couple of calls. Every single person. Every.Single.One. got some kind of post scan pat down. It was obscene.