Confessions of a former TSA screener: ‘Yes, I have a dildo.’

by Violet Blue on December 21, 2012

The blog Confessions of a Former TSA Screener is currently making the rounds on tech forums. It’s a fantastic blog, and might be especially timely reading for those traveling over the holidays this coming week. I love it! But it took a pal who works at Twitter to point out this delightful section in the post Confession #3: The Things They Ran Through the X-ray:

(…) I recall one time I did a bag check on a man from Detroit, once the auto-making capital of the world. Having been informed by the x-ray operator that there was a bottle of water in the bag, I pulled it out and quickly sensed that something was slightly off.

Then, I realized what it was: there was an enormous dildo rubber-banded to it. I then had an epiphany, spreading over me like a sunrise, beautiful and exhilarating: he wanted me to have to deal with the dildo. He did it on purpose. In rubber-banding that dildo to the water bottle he knew we would target, he seemed to say:

“Yes, I have a dildo, federal officer. Even after the horrors of 9/11 (…read more, takingsenseaway.wordpress.com)

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Violet Blue

The London Times named Violet Blue "One of the 40 bloggers who really count" and Self Magazine named TinyNibbles one of the “Best Sex Resources for Women.” Blue is an autodidact and pundit on sex and technology, hacking and security, porn for women, privacy and bleeding-edge tech culture. She is a journalist for ZDNet, CBS News, CNET; she's an educator, speaker, crisis counselor, volunteer NGO trainer, and the author and editor of over 40 award-winning books.

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