Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Opt out of Opt-Out Day
As the Thanksgiving travel day of Wednesday looms, irate Americans are planning a national Opt-Out Day in order to "punish" TSA workers for having to perform onerous, time-consuming, and invasive body searches for those who choose not to have the full body scan. But who's getting punished? TSA workers are paid by the hour so they don't care if you miss your flight to Sheboygan. After their shift, they go home to their families while you are stuck suffering at the airport, not with your families. Passengers who unnecessarily delay other travelers in order to make a stupid point about the TSA are in fact....stupid.
If full-body scans offend you that much, and having TSA goons feel you up for a minute or two is that awful, then drive or take the bus. But slowing down travel for fliers all over the country is only hurting them, not the TSA.