I am generally supportive of TSA and airport security procedures and rarely have a complaint, but every now and then the agents earn their less than stellar reputation.
Every now and then I get to laugh at myself, along with others.
I had an early flight this morning. My seat is in the rear of the plane, a full sized MD88. Because of my frequent flyer status I am able to board with first class.
Sitting in the SkyClub between flight. Probably 50 people in this room overlooking the tarmac.
There was a time, way back in the day, when racial segregation in public education was commonplace across the country. "Separate but Equal" was the legal doctine upon which many, if not most, states addressed the issue. As a society, thankfully we have come a long way since those days.
The partial government shutdown means TSA and other government employees may be working without pay and working with a bit less energy than usual.
I don't claim to be an expert, but I have logged nearly two million miles on a couple thousand flights inside canisters with wings that are shooting through the air. I have learned a few things over the years and made lots of observations during the process.