For variety, my s.o. and I took the train instead of doing our long drive, which was nice. We ended up having an interesting chat with this guy who worked for the TSA for a short time. From what he said, it seemed that he was not long out of high school when he got the TSA job. He might have had some junior college under his belt, but certainly not college at a four year school. He was living in NYC at the time of the attacks and so wanted to do his part - which is why he decided to work for the TSA. I gathered from our conversation that he worked there sometime around 2005ish. He wasn't crazy about patting people down (there was a flurry of patdowns in 2004), but the thing that made him quit was the propaganda (his words). They were all in some training area and were being shown videos of people jumping out of the towers and told that if they didn't do their jobs correctly that this is what would happen. He was offended and quit on the spot. I don't know if the TSA still does stuff like this, but thought I'd share it anyway.