Many of us can’t help but to wonder if the TSA agents who search our checked baggage are making judgement about (or laughing at) the personal items they come across as they sift through our belongings in the name of keeping us safe. The idea of having a stranger rifting through your thongs, medication, pictures or whatever else you’re travelling with is not one that makes most of us feel good, but this mess right here takes the cake…Feministe founder Jill flew from Newark to Dublin this past weekend and upon unpacking her bag on Monday, she found a little note from the agent who had obviously discovered her vibrator:

She tells ForbesKashmir Hill that she’d purchased the simple, small vibe because she thought it would be discreet enough not to “raise any red flags.”  A TSA spokesperson tells the site “TSA takes all allegations of inappropriate conduct seriously and is investigating this claim.”  They don’t know who wrote the note, but mentioned that other airport works not employed by their agency also have access to passenger luggage.

Jill had this to say of the incident over at Feministe: “Total violation of privacy, wildly inappropriate and clearly not ok, but I also just died laughing in my hotel room.” As Hill points out, this certainly offensive incident is a reminder that the people who work these jobs are, well, people. However, it’s one thing for them to have a personal chuckle at a traveller’s expense and another for them to reach out as a passenger in such a way.

How would you react if someone put a note like this in your bag? Does this make you feel less comfortable about travelling with personal items?

 

 

 

  • GorgeousSmile

    Wow!

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  • http://www.pinkpantiesandleopardlipstick.wordpress.com Pink Panties and Leopard Lipstick

    MORTIFIED!

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