Last year I mentioned TSA sloppiness and attitude. Well, here’s another example. I flew out of BWI this afternoon. There are 9 security lanes at BWI Concourse D, but only 1 was open. When I arrived there were about 50 people ahead of me, and it took half an hour to get to the security checkpoint. By the time I was done there were over 100 people behind me, and still only 1 lane open. I guess they were short staffed, right? Wrong! I counted 18 TSA agents standing at the far end of the hall – just standing, doing absolutely nothing – and several supervisors too. The one TSA agent shepherding the line kept saying “yeah, I know it looks bad, yeah I know” and not much else. When I had finally gotten through security I went over to one of the supervisors to tell her what I thought of all of this and to ask for an explanation. “We need more staff”, she explained, “go to tsa.gov and file a complaint, they need to hear this from passengers”. I asked her about the staff just hanging around, “you don’t understand” was her response. That’s it, “you don’t understand”. Actually, I think I do understand, I understand that there are too many parasites out there, leeches who’d never be able to keep a job in the real-world but whom manage to obtain government employment and then just sit back and enjoy the ride at the expense of others, sponges who give other hard working government employees a bad name. And these are the people we trust with ensuring the security of the flying public. What a scary thought!