I personally, do not like flying. In fact I hate it. But I do it, because there are times when you just have to. While I am standing in line to get on a plane, I generally get sweaty palms, become nervous, my heart rate goes up a bit, and look a bit pale. That is how I am. Now, I know there’s pills out there that can calm me down, like Valium, but I don’t pop pills. Couple all of that with my dark complexion, and it gets a bit scary, when standing in line.
With that said, it looks like the Almighty Federal Transportation Security Administration would pull me aside for “additional” scrutiny. It seems the Almighty TSA, has some new tricks up it’s selves to make people even more angry.
Got fear of flying? Better try to suppress it, at least until you’re on the airplane, because the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has started conducting random additional at-gate screening of airline passenger who display “involuntary physical and physiological” actions indicating stress, fear or deception.
That would be me folks and more than likely a lot of other folks as well.
The article goes on to say…..While the TSA acknowledges that displaying stress or fear while waiting in line to get on an airplane does not automatically mark a person as a terrorist or criminal, they believe the enhanced behavioral screening can help their security officers determine if an individual poses a higher security risk.
Right, and I’m the next Pope.
“Passenger safety continues to be our mission as we use flexible measures in our approach to random screening” assures the TSA in a press release. “Your safety is our priority” So, whatever you do, relax.
No, your priority is to keep your job. Not my safety, or anyone else’s for that matter. Again PRIVATIZE Airport Security.