My recent encounters with the TSASubmitted by an_eddie on Mon, 12/03/2012 - 05:47
After i placed my belongings onto the security check conveyor belt i proceeded to the checkpoint line. I noticed i had 2 options: one path was simply a metal detector, amd the second path had a body scanner. Unfortunately the body scanner was the path that my conveyor belt line was under. Since i was the nly one in line i asked a tsa rep. If i could choose to go thru the metal detector, to which she said something incoherent to me though i was able to hear "pat down". As usual, i chose to opt out.
A tsa rep then tries to convince me its safe and not an xray machine. And i replied, "i dont believe that." The agent then said something which i just ignored. I didnt say another word to him, fearing that i might say something stupid.
As i was about to get my pat down the tsa rep assigned to me asked me if it was my first time. I replied and said it was my 5th time.
Just wondering a few things:
- does anybody else bother opting out?
- why would TSA question me whether it was my first time?