I read an article this morning on the Washington Post about a leaked TSA document. It outlines some of the tell-tale signs TSA agents look for in identifying potential terrorists. Some of us who like to wear diapers (or have to) might find some of these helpful in avoiding an embarrassing situation...
I guess for those who don't care about being exposed in a security line need not read forward.
[Summary of Suspicious Behaviors]:
Apparently they are on a point system where more suspicious behaviors earn more points and less suspicious behaviors earn less. Get a total of 4 and you'll get pulled aside. Get 6 and they call law enforcement!!
Showing Stress - 1pt
Arriving to Security Late - 1pt
Whistling while arriving @ Security - 1pt
Showing signs of Fear - 2pts
Repetitive Grooming (running fingers through hair, adjusting clothes, etc) - 2pts
Tightly Gripping one's bag - 2pts
Caught in Deception - 3pts
Appearing Confused or Disoriented - 3pts
A Freshly Shaven Beard - article doesn't give point value for this
Having an Arabic sounding name - doesn't address
In some sense, this seems like common sense. But it's also sort of odd to see it quantified out int his way. In any case, best wishes out there. I'm sure I've had one or two of these show up on me when I've traveled. Even without a diaper, I'm usually nervous and antsy. Hate flying and hate getting screwed - both things usually happen at airports.