April 10, 2014
To be honest, the whole security screening ordeal at the airport does not bother me much. Perhaps I am used to it. Taking off the shoes, keeping liquids separate is a pain, but not nearly as annoying as the people who are not prepared for the security measures. I wish I could bring a bottle of water from home, but I suspect the airport authorities like the "you gotta buy any drinks on the other side of security" rule. What bugs me is the whole lack of any sense of urgency on the part of TSA workers. I almost always get to the airport with plenty of time to spare. Still, the half-speed at which most of the workers move is maddening. I don't want to stand there in my socks waiting on my bag to come out of the belt while TSA workers are joking around. I know the job is boring, but there is no need to move in slow motion. I have encountered first hand this tendency to operate in low gear at a dozen different airports. Perhaps it is a union rule? I will admit most of the TSA folks I have encountered are friendly and professional, but they move at zombie speed. It must be something in the air at government installations, because I have seen the same attitude at the BMV, the courthouse, and the Social Security office.