It certainly appears that the TSA might need a bit more training with these new intrusive groping pat downs. MSNBC has the story of a survivor of bladder cancer, who now has to wear a urostomy bag, which collects his urine for him alongside his body, trying to travel via the airport in Detroit. He tried to explain all of this to the TSA folks, and asked for a private room (as has always been promised) for a pat down, after the TSA decided that something was amiss after he went through the scanner. However, at first the TSA claimed there was no private room, then refused to listen to him explain his medical condition and did not heed warnings about how they were going to break the bag. And, yes, you guessed it, the TSA broke the bag, covering the guy and his clothes in urine, which he was unable to clean up until after boarding his plane.
Training, people, training. Oh, wait. Yeah, forget I said anything. Folks, if you’re going to go on a ranty mcrampage about how the terrorists are everywhere and we should just shut up and be scanned, you might want to give not being an absolute moron about it a try. And yes, when a guy with a urostomy bag says “You’re gonna break the bag, you tool,” he really does mean you’re gonna break the bag, you tool. Once again, training. Go buy you some. Screw flying–I’m sticking with Greyhound.