Things may be changing on this as TSA becomes more abusive and the horror stories mount. Before 2010 TSA was mostly a figurative pain in the butt but largely just stupid. Now that they have literally become a pain in the butt (and other nether regions) and public opinion has shifted from bewilderment to something more akin to hatred. I stop by a gas station/Dunkin Donuts most mornings and one day this past winter a female TSO was waiting in line ahead of me when I remarked to a few others in the line to be on guard in case she suddenly felt the need to grope someone. The other patrons chuckled and she feigned being unaware of the groups comments about TSA and quietly left the store. Since I have a friendly acquaintance with the station operator, a young man of Middle Eastern origin, I jokingly chided him for serving child molesters. He apparently didn't notice she was TSA while she was paying and became agitated at this realization, standing up to look to see who she was and checking video monitors. He said if he'd known that beforehand she would have been waiting a long time to get gas and her credit card back. I was a bit surprised at his reaction and he volunteered that his family had been harassed by TSA at BWI a month earlier and he resented TSA for that. I don't know if she ever came back but I haven't seen her or anyone in a TSA costume at that station since.