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?

 

 

 

  • overit

    how immature and childish.. i hope they find the SOB and reprimand them and make them apologize.. so what she had a vibrator.. who gives a fck.. i guess the assshole who decided to write the childish as note..

  • Pseudonym

    I don’t buy this story for some reason. Too convenient for it to happen to the founder of “Feministe,” whatever that is. Too convenient that “Feministe” (whatever that is) was mentioned. Smells of publicity/exposure stunt.

  • iQgraphics

    Next time I fly I will pack a laptop loaded and chock full of adult p0rn, a vibrat0r, some lub3, some silver coins and I will be wearing the biggest, curliest afro my hair will allow me to have.

  • nappyandhappy

    LOL i admit i laughed as soon as i saw this because 1. its hilarious 2. there was no judgement passed by the tsa agent, they seemed to have found it funny too, 3. i know that people are in my luggage when i go on an airplane so …*shrugs* 4. there should be no shame in your game, if you cant handle some gentle ribbing (pun intended) then you shouldn’t own one its not embarrassing to own an aide, its empowering.

  • http://twitter.com/gaslighting gaslighting@twitter

    LOLL at the silver coins.

  • sli

    As long as ALL my things are in my luggage when I get to my destination, it’s all good. That was childish and inappropriate, but it was also FUNNY! Like Jill said “people are people,” and people tend to do some goofy things sometimes-seems like no harm was intended.

  • Alexandra

    Ah well it’s wrong, but it’s too funny lol. Still dying here.

  • Storm

    Whats the coins for girl?!

  • African Mami

    I would LAUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGH! and wink at the TSA agent if he fooooine! They usually are, especially the ones in B-MORE and JFK

  • iQgraphics

    http://youtu.be/ggWBEX0Fnpc

    watch this video. TSA checks and questions commodities you may have.

  • Arlette

    i feel the same way

  • raah

    photo doesn’t look convincing. The handwriting does not follow how the paper warps in space

  • sunshyne84

    They must have been new…

  • LemonNLime

    Said it once and will say it again. TSA is UNCONSTITUTIONAL. Whether you think this letter is real or fake it doesnt matter, we are protected from illegal search and seizure by the US Constitution although you would never guess it from the way this government acts. I’m telling you better watch out, they have already start searching vehicles in Tennessee just wait because soon they will be in your house.

  • LemonNLime

    @iQgraphics – I got you!

  • joceeco

    Totally agree…and those SOBs steal, especially the ones in Baton Rouge, LA. I think they are suppose to initial the little paper that they put in you luggage, after and if they search your bag, but this SOB did not and he or she stole from my bag. I reported it to TSA management and they did nothing.

  • GorgeousSmile

    Wow!

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

    MORTIFIED!

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