TSA agents can be very rude, but they’re worse when you’re not an american citizen, I’m mexican, and I’ve traveled a lot around the world and to USA, therefore I know how they behave and the rules you have to follow in order to board your plane as fast as possible and problems free click here for more info.
We were traveling to Boston for the holidays, my mom was sick with the flu, so she prepared her medicines (she’s a homeopathic doctor) and the recipe and everything in case an agent asked her what those were, she had 3 bottles of 40 ml in a ziploc bag in her purse, so everything was in order, as it should be, then we got to the checking point, it was cold, we had boots on, sweaters, jackets, and we had to take them off to go through the metal detectors, our bags were on the band so they could scan them, all of our bags went through without a problem, until they reached my mom’s purse, they hold it, opened it and started to take her things out, they found the plastic bag with the medicines in it, and the agent opened the bag and read the tags (they were in spanish so he didn’t understand) and my mom told him they were homeopathic medicines, I pointed out they were on the plastic bag, they were under 100 ml and we had a recipe, that she was a certified doctor, but he just kept looking at them, inspectioning them, and he said: this can’t go on the plane, and I repeated all my speech, and he just kept saying he was going to throw them in the trash, my mom asked him to let her take the medicines a last time and he said no, so he took the bag and threw it in the trash…
We were soooo angry! so frustrated, I just wanted to call him names, hit him, but I knew that would just made things worse, so I just looked him in the eye and told him: you’re a very very bad person, merry christmas…and walked away
The sad thing is that this is just ONE of all the bad experiences my family has endured with the TSA agents
By: Sophie Leon