TSA Contact

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Re: TSA Contact


Post by RoyGBiv » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:32 am

Mel wrote:Well guess what! I found out where the people who fail the TSA test go. They become "Customs" Agents.
We were returning from a cruise on Tuesday. My Wife had made a significant Jewelry purchase in Grand Cayman. While clearing customs, the agent told us to "Go into the little room and get out your receipts." We did this and waited and waited. There was only one agent and he appeared to be trying to figure out what to do next. After waiting 15-20 minutes (seemed like an hour), he returned and proceeded to add up our receipts. Every time he added it up, he included the "total" into the addition, thereby doubling the total. We tried to explain to him that the total was just that and NOT an additional item. Finally after going through this several times, we made him understand. He then figured out how much duty we owed and directed us to the cashier. We waited there for several more minutes before the cashier looked at our paperwork and told us what we owed. Amazingly it was the same that the customs agent had told us. Then after several more minutes, she came back to tell us that her computer was down so we would not be charged. By this time, the entire ship had been cleared so it was relatively easy to get a Taxi. AMAZING!
Last time I had something to declare I got treated like a criminal. Yelled at by the agent who demanded to inspect my bags. I was waiting there while he rummaged through my dirty clothes and casually put my hands in my pockets. GET YOUR HANDS OUT OF YOUR POCKETS!!!!!.

When he was finally finished, I requested to speak to a supervisor. I asked the supervisor why I was treated like a criminal when I voluntarily declared that I had duties I needed to pay... Why was I yelled at? Why search my bag when I'm declaring that I have dutiable items and just want to pay? Supervisor said he'd have a chat the the agent. yeah, right.
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Re: TSA Contact


Post by Abraham » Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:49 pm

Easy for me to say, but: Quit Flying.

Thugs are now in charge at airports.


If you're livlihood requires flying, (again, easy for me to say) find another that doesn't...

Being bossed around by mini-brains is something I long ago left in my rear view mirror.

Yeah, we're retired, but could and would like to continue world travel, but not at the expense to the loss of my dignity being treated like a criminal.

If I travel, it's by vehicle and not by some supremely petty/mini-autocrat.

Last time we traveled for fun overseas, the over the top treatment by TSA was THE last time we flew...

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Re: TSA Contact


Post by lowdogtx » Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:05 pm

RoyGBiv wrote:50% of all people are of below-median intelligence.
Your very kind

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Re: TSA Contact


Post by anygunanywhere » Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:51 pm

Couple of years ago SWMBO and I flew to Europe. We flew from IAH to Boston Logan then caught our flight from Logan to Chuck DeGaul in gay Paris.

When we went through TSA at IAH the backscatter device picked up the titanium and stainless steel in my left leg which triggered a touchy feely pat-down from TSA. The IAH goons thoroughly felt, squeezed, and patted down my left leg as per the indication on the machine display.

We had to do the TSA scan again at Logan to board the intercontinental flight. The machine again picked up the metal in me. The TSA goon again said he had to do a pat down, but this one went after my right leg. He finished, stood up and told me "You are free to go." I turned, pointed at the screen, and said "Are you absolutely certain?" He said yes. I said "You guys are so efficient that I am truly amazed." He smiled. I said "You have no idea what I am talking about, do you?" He said no. I left, shaking my head.
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Re: TSA Contact


Post by Abraham » Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:45 pm

RoyGBiv wrote:
50% of all people are of below-median intelligence.

no, that's being generous...

The world is swamped with these folks, they're everywhere...and a lot them are guys like Joe Biden, who should recognized as slow ...at best...

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