I'm not sure what to think about this latest mess with TSA, but I will tell you that I have no intention of walking through a scanner that shows me naked or even near-naked to some stranger. Mel just told me about an airline employee who was suspended for decking a superior officer. Do you know why? Because these employees were required to walk through this new scanner when they first got them. The superior officer teased this employee for some time afterward about the physical attributes beneath his clothing. I can't say that I blame the employee.
So if we need to travel any time soon--or at all, ever again, if the laws aren't changed--our car had better be in good shape, and we'd better plan for a longer trip.
Yes, I know the highways are not as safe as the flyways, but I already hate flying. From what I understand, the new steps being taken with these new x-ray devices would not have stopped any of the terrorist attacks. All they do is make it harder not only for the airlines to stay in the black, but they set up many innocent travelers for increased harassment. It also sets up airline personnel for increased harassment, not only from TSA, but from angry and embarrassed travelers who blame the wrong people.
Plan to fly this holiday season? Brace yourself, and pray you don't get stuck giving a peep show to a stranger.
Labels: TSA rules, x-ray vision