Who knew just how creative TSA agents could be? Regular readers know we traveled over the Thanksgiving weekend to visit friends and play some golf in southern California. Little did I know that the friendly TSA agents at LAX would throw a new curve ball at us.
When we arrived home, I began unpacking my wife’s golf travel bag, only to discover that the TSA lock I’d used was re-locked after TSA inspected it – but the agent only locked it on one zipper tab. This approach, although highly decorative, isn’t terribly effective.
This evening, I unpacked my golf bag. When I looked at the travel bag’s main zipper, the TSA lock was missing altogether. Sweet! As I pulled out my clubs, I found it in the bottom of the travel bag. Uh, thanks, TSA! This is just another example of why everyone’s such a big fan of you guys!
I realize TSA locks aren’t the world’s most secure, but I use them to provide a little extra deterrent to baggage handlers who are looking for an extra wedge, windshirt, or ball markers. This is a brilliant plan, but for it to actually work, the TSA agents have to actually re-lock the locks after their inspection!
In any event, everything looked to be ok, so no harm, no foul, I guess. This is the first time this has ever happened. I hope it’s also the last.
By the way, if you haven’t seen the SNL video the image above is from, click on the image – it’s pretty funny.
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