Nostalgia for 'Papers please!'
I was reading another horror story about the TSA and Homeland Security, taking people's electronic equipment, barking orders, going through text messages and photos. The usual.
But it was a little story from the comments section that caught my eye.
A reader was reminded of a friend who had travelled extensively on business throughout the 1980's. When the same traveller lately encountered the modern intimidation and interrogation techniques of the TSA, he remained calm. So calm in fact that they accused him of being a trained spy.
It must have been a priceless moment when our friend replied simply that he was 'used to the kind of treatment he was receiving' and remembered it well from Soviet Russia.
Here's the original article I was reading.