Last weekend, I flew up to New York City for some fun times. For the most part, it was a blast (and no, I didn't really see or get impacted by Hurricane Sandy damage -- seemed like everything in Manhattan was back to normal). But there were a couple things that happened while flying back to DFW that made my brain melt.
The first was TSA security at LaGuardia Airport. I am not a fan of the TSA, but they weren't doing themselves any favors that day. As everyone is lined up to go through the screening area, we're waiting to get to the point where the TSA person at the little podium looks at your boarding pass and ID.
There are four TSA agents standing there. Only one is actually checking IDs/boarding passes. The other three are just standing there, occasionally chit-chatting with each other or a passenger. Just standing there! Uh...hey, government stooges. How about opening up another checkpoint so you can process passengers faster and we're not all waiting in line for 45 minutes before you grope us?
And by the way, have you noticed that 95% of TSA agents would be physically unable to actually stop some sort of attempted violence or security breach? I mean, some middle-aged woman with a fat ass isn't going to be able to stop a terrorist on a mission.
So anyway, I get on the plane. It's not very crowded, but there's a guy sitting in front of me. As soon as the plane takes off, he reclines his seat all the way back, giving my knees absolutely no room. It would be one thing if he was going to sleep, but nope. He didn't sleep a wink the whole flight. Just wanted to slouch while he browsed PerezHilton.com on his iPad (seriously). And then he would halfway turn around and act annoyed whenever my knees would bump his seat. Hey, bro, guess what: you're THAT guy. What a turd.
Am I the only one who ever wants to just scream at people, "WHAT ARE YOU DOING, YOU MORON?! YOU ARE AN INCONSIDERATE WASTE OF SPACE, AND YOU DON'T EVEN REALIZE IT. YOU ARE WHAT MAKES SOCIETY WORSE."
Of course, I don't do that because I don't want to end up on a no-fly list.