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#71359 - 08/15/06 01:37 PM My weekend adventrues with TSA
Polak187 Offline
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Registered: 05/23/02
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Loc: Brooklyn, New York
Since my girl moved to New Mexico I'm visiting her once/twice a month meaning that I will deal with TSA pinheads at least twice in 30 days (not counting days I work). So I did something smart and gave my girl my old Wave to keep for me while in NM and since she was driving there it was all good. I do not check in my bags since with connection time of 30 min I don't think they going to make it. With new TSA rules I became little worried about content of my FAK since it contained cortizone, neosporin and water jel pockets. I also had some pills (benadryl, tylenol and asa) loosly packed in small bags. My pack also have shears attached to it. So guess what? All this stuff went thru xray without a problem. No questions, no stops. Ticket agent fliped when I told them I have that upon checking in and predicted confiscation and disposal. TSA didn't look twice at my bag. I'm trying to figure out if I was lucky or they were tired or my items are not on the list...
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#71360 - 08/15/06 01:40 PM Re: My weekend adventrues with TSA
norad45 Offline
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Registered: 07/01/04
Posts: 1506
Were you in uniform? I'm wondering if they would cut an EMT a break on FAK stuff.

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#71361 - 08/15/06 03:28 PM Re: My weekend adventrues with TSA
X-ray Dave Offline
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Registered: 11/11/03
Posts: 572
Loc: Nevada
Guess they didn't see anything to steal.

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#71362 - 08/15/06 03:42 PM Re: My weekend adventrues with TSA
Polak187 Offline
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Registered: 05/23/02
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Loc: Brooklyn, New York
No man, no uniform or anything on my clothes that would say anything about my profession. I don't really flash my badge at public places because flight attendants/pilots are more prone to "dump" pts on you instead of dealing with it themselves. If something serious happens I will get up and do my part.

If they wanted to take the shears I would break the handle off. Quite honestly I wanted to see if they are going to be a problem so I didnt leave them at home. On the xray shears may show different since unlike scissors handles are made out of plastic so it would looks like a bent flat piece of metal.
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#71363 - 08/16/06 11:02 PM Re: Congratulated a TSA Guy the other day.
ScottRezaLogan Offline
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Registered: 01/07/04
Posts: 723
Loc: Pttsbg SWestern Pa USA N-Amer....
I saw two TSA Folks at the bus stop the other day. Obviously on their way home, after a day at our big Airport. (which I still like to affectionately like to call "Greater Pitt"!).

I weighed out the situation for awhile, -but finally got to doing what I Really wanted and liked to do!, -to Congratulate them for where Congratulations are Really Due!

After my "Excuse me,...", -I said "I'd like to Congratulate you both, -for what you are Doing for our Country!".

They were ordinary, Decent Enuff, Cool People, -if also "ordinary Workers".

He responded Sincerely in an Appreciative, -if basically so, of a manner. (His partner at the time, was a few steps ahead in the crowd, -so didn't really hear.).

I understand perfectly that many of them have their Drawbacks, and make their various Missteps. And that their overall system can often leave a good bit to be desired.

Beyond such however, -I'm of course Glad that I gave extending them Due Congratulations!, a Try!

This just may have served, and continue to Serve!, -as a Real Morale Booster for this Guy and Gal, -as they go about their everyday TSA work, -on the Next Day! And the Next,...! And so on.

They've got their Good to Great ones, -not only their Worser or Bad.

Once again my Appreciation! -For what Many of them at least Much of the time, -Do for Freedom and our Country! [color:"black"] [/color] [email]Polak187[/email]
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#71364 - 08/17/06 05:55 AM Re: Congratulated a TSA Guy the other day.
aloha Offline
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Registered: 11/16/05
Posts: 1047
Loc: Hawaii, USA

"After my "Excuse me,...", -I said "I'd like to Congratulate you both, -for what you are Doing for our Country!". "

Congratualtions and good job to you for what you did. I am a firm believer in random acts of kindness and try to teach that to my kids as well. When I see a police officer, firefighter, military, etc in my local Starbucks, I will often times buy their coffee and say mahalo.
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#71365 - 08/17/06 02:44 PM Re: Congratulated a TSA Guy the other day.
Polak187 Offline
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Loc: Brooklyn, New York
Your public servants don't get free coffee at starbucks? Scandalous!!!!! <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />:):) And why would you drink starbucks coffee in hawaii when you have so many of your own delicious blends and nuts?

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#71366 - 08/17/06 06:30 PM Re: Congratulated a TSA Guy the other day.
aloha Offline
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Registered: 11/16/05
Posts: 1047
Loc: Hawaii, USA
"Your public servants don't get free coffee at starbucks? Scandalous!!!!!"

Unthinkable isn't it? I like Kona coffee (they serve it in the Hawaii Starbucks only), but it is too mild for me. I like a stronger coffee, which they have at Starbucks. Also, Starbucks is my office away from my office. Ok, it IS my office for the most part and there is usually awesome eye candy there. Think hot weather and hot weather/beach wear for beautiful women of all nationalities and most mixes flowing through there and you get the picture. I'd post some pictures if I didn't think it would get me in trouble with the moderators.
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#71367 - 08/18/06 02:17 AM Re: Congratulated a TSA Guy the other day.
ironraven Offline
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Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 4642
Loc: Vermont
I think you can attach things to private messages.....
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#71368 - 08/18/06 06:16 AM Re: Congratulated a TSA Guy the other day.
aloha Offline
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Registered: 11/16/05
Posts: 1047
Loc: Hawaii, USA
"I think you can attach things to private messages..... "

PM sent IronRaven
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