Is The TSA Humourless? There’s evidence to the contrary

A week ago Peter Shankman an entrepreneur & social media professional (who I really think of more as a life coach for corporations) made a comment to his 90,000+ followers on Twitter that summed up the feelings of many people regarding the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Peter quipped:

“Your TSA. Providing the complete illusion of security as humorless theater since 2001.”

While I won’t nitpick that the TSA wasn’t completely phased in to handle airport security within the United Stated until 19-November-2002 and I won’t take this moment to debate the pros and cons of the TSA’s procedures … but I have to challenge the ‘humourless’ sentiments.

Sure you might not see much humour on the front lines, but for those who have downloaded the TSA’s iPhone App, My TSA, which I reviewed as my iPhone App of the here HERE, or used the TSA’s mobile site (TSA.gov/mobile), there is humour hidden beneath the surface.

If you search the App or Mobile Site under the “Can I Bring” section, type in “Light Saber.

Yes …Light Saber, as in the weapon of choice by both Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader and you might be surprised by what pops up.

Oh … and if you happen to want to bring a Light Saber onto your flight as carry on, there’s an App for that, which by the way I also reviewed as an iPhone App of the Week HERE).

Below is a screen shot of Light Saber from the My TSA iPhone App.

Happy Flying!

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  1. Well they have improved during the years, they smile sometimes and even crack a joke or a funny comment. My policy is thanks for the humor but I never know when they will revert back to original state (humorless).

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