I am a frequent flyer. I am through the TSA security lines at least 60 times a year.
On one occasion, I discovered I was standing in line with my US Congressman who happens to sit on the commetee that has oversite of the TSA. We had a great conversation about TSA proceedures. After we cleared the Porno scanner, I noticed they pulled a bag from the x-ray machine with a 14 inch embrordred “US Congress” seal with his name on it. He replied that it was his. They began to search the bag and pulled a 4 to 5 ounce bottle of contact lens solution and began to question him on it’s contents. This is where I screw up. I looked at the TSA officer and said” For God sakes, he’s a US Congressman” The officer then called over 2 more TSA guys and they pulled my 2 bags and directed me a table for a pat down and a detailed search of my belongings. A “We’ll teach you to open your mouth” move.
We both cleared about the same time and were both sitting on the TSA $1K bench putting our shoes back on. I looked at him and said” What the hell was that?” He shruged his shoulders and said “What can you do?” He really didn’t want to discuss it.
Even Congressmen take their lick from these numb skulls.