This One Stumped Me [shook head at scanner, waived through WTMD]

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Sky Dancer, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. Sky Dancer

    Sky Dancer Original Member

    Headed Home from MSP to IAH on Friday. I prepared for the usual grope as I approached the scanners.

    I stood between the Scanner and the WTMD, looked at the scanner, and shook my head *NO* as I looked at the Security Goober. She looked at me for a second, and then waved me through the WTMD, and said "have a nice flight".
  2. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    I have heard of this happening on more than one occasion. It is obvious, is it not, that they do not like groping any more than we like being groped. It just means more work for them. Bending over to grope legs and ankles seems to be very difficult for the more portly among them. I guess there is at least one up side to the TSA hiring lazy, overweight people! :D
  3. FetePerfection

    FetePerfection Founding Member Coach

    Has happened to me on a couple of trips...of course I'm elated when it does.
  4. Sky Dancer

    Sky Dancer Original Member

    They may not be lazy. I just think that none of them want to feel up an old, fat bald guy.
  5. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    A request from the overworked mgmt: Please use meaningful thread titles. "This One Stumped Me" doesn't tell the potential reader anything about the thread.
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  6. FriendlySkies

    FriendlySkies Member

    I had a similar experience at the midfield international arrivals checkpoint at IAD. Stepped up to the baggage x-ray closest to the WTMD, and noticed that everybody was being sent through the Rape-Scanner, so I figured I was going to get groped. Looked at the moat dragon and started walking towards the WTMD.. Surprisingly, she got out of my way, and didn't try to send me through.

    I've also heard that if you say you can't go through for medical reasons (don't say the words opt-out!), they'll put you through the WTMD. Might try this later this week in Denver.
  7. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    IDK, at MEM once I watched a man who was missing the bottom half of his right leg, and instead of a prosthetic had some kind of wheely cane device on which he rested his knee and rolled around, get the Full, and I mean Full, Monty. It was embarrassing to watch. I mean, I guess I understand, you never know when a terrorist is going to have his appendage amputated so that he can avoid detection. :confused:

    Of course, at DEN you're likely to run into one of the several doctors who have decided to become part of the incredibly awesome last line of defense in the ongoing War on Terror and can diagnose you as able by sight with no further history or examination. After all, we already know that a federal judge gave up her lifetime appointment to become a blue-shirted slob.
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  8. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Medical schmedical. You know these people have no respect for medical conditions.
  9. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    At least not until they're performed their own examination, as any good doctor would do. :)
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  10. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    That is true, and proven more then a few times. Everytime they have pulled this type of :trash: I let them give long enough to stick there foot in there mouth. Then I spring the trap and and hammer there foot down the gullet and watch them choke. The reactions are priceless as they dont have a leg to stand on, and I have no problems stiring the pot with a jet engine by filing complaints with the state & My medical director.
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  11. FriendlySkies

    FriendlySkies Member

    Surprisingly, I was able to pass through a NoS primary (WTMD closed :td:) checkpoint this evening by saying "medical" and "can't lift my hands above my head". TSC looked a bit confused, and then let me pass through the WTMD, while 10 sheeple were eagerly lining up for the electronic strip-search..
  12. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    You could have stopped right there, or added "...for anyone including themselves."

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