Increased questions from TSA ID checkers

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by BillC, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. BillC

    BillC Member

    I've been noticing an increased trend with TSA people asking where I am going when they are shining the light on my ID and looking at my boarding pass that has my first destination on it (domestic, not international). My standard response is, "The pass in front of you says ___" or the like with a "what sort of idiots are they hiring here" look (which is Uh.. what I thought going into the line). They tend to say "oh..." look like I said they were stupid (well?) and then wave me through. But beyond that no other digging. Has anyone else noticed that trend? From my experience they aren't able to profile, likely aren't trained for it and that type of question is irrelevant from the limited data they have before them. For all they know, I'm off to Mars and not JFK.

    From my guess, they are either using their positions to be cluelessly friendly to busy people in a line that's not getting smaller (I was raised to call that rude) or are questioning passengers to inflate their egos in their position.

    Has anyone else noticed this?
  2. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    "Inflate their ego" is the correct answer.

    Power and control. Power and control.
  3. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    I'm of the opinion that saying a TSA employee is stupid is like saying water is a liquid when its temperature is somewhere between 32 degrees and 212 degrees Fahrenheit.
  4. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    When things get slow, the clerks take those lights into the bathroom, turn off the lights, and stick the lights in their mouths, to see light shine through their chops. It's as efficacious as what they do at the podium.

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