I had to fly to Massachusetts for a client visit this week. Can I say I hate the pain in the ass TSA jerks?
I know they have a job to do but is it in their job description to harass and piss me off? I mean really.
OK, I know that you can only take liquids and gels that are of a certain size and they must be in a plastic bag. I know this but dagnabit I forget sometimes. Geeze! Sue me.
I leave Baltimore with no problem. The TSA agents that checked my bags were fine. The guy did throw away my large Bath and Body Works Moonlight Path lotion. I was not happy but whatever.
After my trip I arrive at the airport in Connecticut and the idiot TSA agent goes into my bag and pulls out my Olay Total Effects moisturizer that I JUST bought and my Clarins Advanced Eye Serum. He had the audacity to say to me, “These have to be in a plastic bag.”
“Uh I know, the TSA agents in Baltimore didn’t say anything.”
“Well you need to have these in a plastic bag or go out and check your bag.” With my products in his hand, he actually started looking around as if trying to locate a trash can. Did he just lose his mind?
I know the guy is legally correct but can there be some consistency in this process? If some agents let you go then come on dude, you can too. I was getting a little heated.
“Are you kidding me? Do you realize how expensive this stuff is?”
“You need a bag and I don’t have one back here. You’ll need to check your bag.”
“Come on now. I’m not getting out of this line! That stuff is too expensive to throw out. You have got to be kidding me!”
He then proceeds to search around and luckily he located a plastic bag. YIPPEE!
I was fully prepared to fight tooth and nail for my skin care products. I pay a lot of money for this stuff and I be damned if I was going to let him throw it out.
I was fully prepared to go to the big house for the right to have my skin care products in my bag the way I want them. Sometimes you just have to take a stand people. Bastards!