TSA are jobsworths

Flew back from Stamford, CT – I had to check a carry on bag as it was ‘not permitted’ – not too large, not too heavy – just ‘not permitted’.

I got a leaflet from TSA explaining that sometimes items can be ‘just not permitted’ – at the discretion of the TSA agent.

It’s not like I tried to sneak a box cutter (Stanley Knife to the civilised world), wrench, hockey stick, 5 gallons of gas/petrol or anything else on board. Just a small rucksack – way smaller than the carry on limit – that was ‘not permitted’.

I fly a lot. I fly a lot with just carry on. I fly a lot with this bag.

Jobsworth. Another English word that I proudly introduce to the wider vocabulary of the English speaking word. Learn it, use it, love it.

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