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20 February 2015 @ 09:04 am
Confessional 2015  
Tell me a secret! Tell me a not-secret! Whisper sweet somethings in my comment box. Express your maddest crush or deepest curiosity! Expound upon the fabulousness of your friends or lovers or would-be friends or lovers! Or people you know or want to know. Do it anonymously or with your name attached; anonymous commenting is on and IP logging is off.

You know you want to!

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I'm feeling: curiouscurious
 
 
 
(Anonymous) on February 20th, 2015 03:43 pm (UTC)
Re: can't opt out from loneliness
I do it mainly out of protest, but also because it's the one part of the stupid fucking TSA bullshit that contains even an ounce of humanity. The pat-down is almost always done by a someone who is friendly and happy to chat for the 90 seconds the process takes.
(Anonymous) on February 20th, 2015 04:19 pm (UTC)
Re: can't opt out from loneliness
Thirded. I always find the pat-down strangely human and pleasant.
(Anonymous) on February 20th, 2015 05:26 pm (UTC)
Re: can't opt out from loneliness
Whenever I've requested a pat-down, the agent has been visibly nervous when they said they were going to touch my "underwear area" (or whatever it is they say). I've always felt very lucky and powerful to be able to say, "Yup, that's fine!" and obviously be actually okay with it.

(I doubt I would have been okay with it had they been any less nervous. I hate the TSA's power play bullshit and have been known to totally melt down when frisked by imperious concert security. But it's a rush to be able to be gracious in that situation.)
(Anonymous) on February 20th, 2015 07:34 pm (UTC)
Re: can't opt out from loneliness

Yes! The TSA process makes me very angry, but the pat-down is the least angry-making part of the whole thing.