Open Letter to a TSA worker
Dear TSA agent,
Thank you for checking my backpack on my way from Europe to the US and finding out that there is (yet again) nothing that could jeopardize the safety of my fellow travelers.
After a 20 hour delay I was waiting at the baggage carousel I couldn't see my backpack and was wondering whether it got lost. Finally there it was, coming towards me - the last piece left on the carousel. Contents of my backpack just dumped into a large clear garbage bag. I recognized my clothes, not the outside of it, I could barely see the backpack .
Once we showed it to a United Airlines' worker, she told me that it got there like that, and was caused by the TSA (she pointed at the card you left) and that he had not seen anything like that in a while. I know the "business cards" you guys leave at the crime seen - every time I travel through the States I find one - and sure enough, there it was. When I opened the garbage-backpack-bag at home I noticed you didn't even bother to close the zipper. If you can't close it back, don't open it!
Next thing I see is that a gift I was bringing to my friends broke. Of course I got them a nice bottle of red wine! Once I trashed the stuff that were ruined by the expensive red wine, I found another delightful gift from you - a nice chewing gum... pre-chewed, thank you... and it was stuck to my other things that were not ruined by wine.
Why didn't you close my bag properly? I don't know if you believed in the power on Universe to hold it together or you think you have some special mental skills. But I believe the solution is just simple, you don't care and even have the urge to spit a gum on my clothes !
Next time you dig in other people's luggage take it as somebody's property and consider that you might be on the other side some day. Oh, and let me leave you with one last thing:
DON'T TAKE APART ANYTHING THAT YOU CAN'T PUT BACK TOGETHER.
I hope you travel by air a lot.
traveler that is NOT a safety jeopardy
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Traveler, adventurer, photographer - currently living in Glacier National Park.