Getting radiated for nude X-ray images at the airport may seem to serve no constructive purpose, but actually it keeps morale up among noble government servants — by providing them with images to laugh at:
A former Transpiration Security Administration (TSA) agent-turned-anonymous blogger recently revealed that his co-workers routinely make fun of passengers’ nude body images while reviewing them in backrooms.
The unnamed ex-TSA officer, who writes for the blog Taking Sense Away, received a note from a reader which said: ‘Tell us, please, what really happens in that private room and why the TSA does not want it seen in public or recorded.’
In response, the blogger wrote that while he has not experienced or heard of anything outright illegal or illicit going on in the private screening rooms, officers manning the image operator (IO) rooms where passengers’ nude X-ray images are reviewed often behave in a highly inappropriate manner.
This entails “a whole lot of officers laughing and clowning in regard to some of your nude images, dear passengers.”
The laughter goes both ways:
In a separate post, the former screener revealed how top officials within the agency are well aware of the public’s purported hatred for the TSA, which has become ‘the laughing stock of America’s security apparatus.’
Will it really take another 9/11 to get it through to people that airport security, like education, is far too important to entrust to government?
On a tip from Wiggins.