Itchy fingers

A handful of US Transport Security Administration (TSA) workers at Miami International Airport creatively turned their security positions into a lucrative business plundering passenger’s suitcases and stealing as many as 1,500 items. Don’t you feel so much better knowing you have one of those fancy TSA-approved locks on your suitcase – at least that way […]


A handful of US Transport Security Administration (TSA) workers at Miami International Airport creatively turned their security positions into a lucrative business plundering passenger’s suitcases and stealing as many as 1,500 items. Don’t you feel so much better knowing you have one of those fancy TSA-approved locks on your suitcase – at least that way they won’t have to break the lock to get at your valuables! As many as six TSA workers have been given the boot from their airport jobs after an internal sting found workers swiping jewelry, perfume and a number of electronics including iPods and computers from luggage. As one incredulous passenger observed: “Obviously, you know, you trust airport security enough to not have those kinds of issues, its unbelievable!” Yup, wecouldn’t agree more.

And we’re not too sure about the Canadians either! – In the Belly Achersnext life we reckon, because of our sarcastic nature – ya think? – we are going to comeback as a lesser life form. We’re thinking ifwe are really unlucky it will be an airportsecurity officer we are reincarnated as.But, we’re trying to look on the bright side– after all, we’ll get paid to be rude, gruff,completely lacking a sense of humour,authoritarian, god-like and most of all,we get to steal stuff from people’s luggage(see earlier item), ruin people’s holidays….oh, and here’s one…force people to taketheir clothes off!