Apparently the TSA has a new security tactic – they’re going to test your food and drink for explosives after you have passed through their checkpoint and after you have paid for it.
How do they go about coming up with these ideas? Do they specifically select the most unpopular ones just for the thrill of pushing people past their limits?
The article implies that the drink is partially consumed or entirely lost by the testing but elsewhere someone described a process where a pH paper from a pool cleaning set is wafted above the drink, without touching it. Has anyone had their drink tested? Let us know how it works in the comments!
The TSA is a hopelessly misguided political boondoggle. Testing drinks after their checkpoints is simply the latest absurdity. Why can’t they randomly check food and drink as they are coming into the secure area, so that the flying public isn’t further inconvenienced?
The bottom line is that a monolithic security apparatus like the TSA will never be a match for the small, agile threats that exist. The TSA needs to be abolished immediately so that airlines, airports, travelers and the security industry can work together to create a diverse marketplace of tactics and solutions that will keep the terror threat off-guard and always on the defensive.
One of our Facebook friends writes:
Yup… I’ve already seen this happen. They hold a little test strip over your beverage as you’re sitting there at the gate. The trick is to stick your water bottle in your bag before they get to you, and tell the idiots don’t have any beverages.