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.
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.