Lucky you... or unlucky you depending on how rich the person was..... Common courtesy is almost completely gone nowadays. I know none of us is perfect, but there was something to being at least courteous to the people you interact with (not friends, we can abuse those knuckleheads all we want). At work, same thing - why on earth would a TSO want to be unprofessional or discourteous to a passenger? All it does is make everyone else in the checkpoints job that much harder, and the passengers opinion of us that much lower. Sad really, the Brits have maintained some of the cursory politeness even to beggars on the street (from my experience at least), why have we completely tossed it out the window (generally speaking)?