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TSA screeners want to be heard too

I seldom laugh at SNL skits anymore, but this weekend’s TSA spoof elicited a good chortle:

I know, I know…  this is serious business. The airport security experience has been a nightmare for a growing number of travelers.  More than a million people have been patted down by TSA employees according to the Transportation Security Administration in the past month, and about 700 complaints have been filed. But the tales are getting more outrageous with each new news segment.

I won’t go into the gory details–those you can find all over the internet–but it’s good to note that TSA screeners are just as tortured as those getting the pat down. In any controversial, titillating (sorry) scandal, there is almost always another side or two.  Check out this blog site by and for the TSA screeners who say they are just as disgusted by the pat downs as the “patees.”

Here is one excerpt from the above boardingarea.com site:

Molester, pervert, disgusting, an embarrassment, creep. These are all words I have heard today at work describing me, said in my presence as I patted passengers down. These comments are painful and demoralizing, one day is bad enough, but I have to come back tomorrow, the next day and the day after that to keep hearing these comments. If something doesn’t change in the next two weeks I don’t know how much longer I can withstand this taunting. I go home and I cry. I am serving my country, I should not have to go home and cry after a day of honorably serving my country.

Comments are always welcome. This should be interesting.

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