TSA is inconsistent

04/23/2014 1:04 PM

04/24/2014 9:07 AM

Re "On stowaway's joyride, where was the TSA?" (Page A16, April 23): Thank you for saying what I've been thinking for years.

I wouldn't begrudge the TSA if I felt that their precautions were necessary. We fly often, and it's a mixed bag with the TSA screenings. We are sometimes told to take off our shoes, but sometimes not. Why am I singled out for the scarecrow imaging scan when my husband isn‘t? Why did they pull me aside when I had an expired driver's license? I had no intention on flying.

Many times as we wait for the conveyor belt speed test or X-ray of our bodies, I've felt like cattle. Is this to show us law abiding citizens that they are monitoring us for our safety or is simply because they can?

Have I learned from my mistakes? Yes, but I wonder if the TSA learns from theirs.

-- R, Foresthill

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