Texas Tech University football team’s mascot is the Masked Rider. Texas Tech fans often salute each other with a finger gun (evoking their motto “Wreck ‘em”). Standing in a security line at Houston’s William P. Hobby airport, Texas Tech University Student Diana Durkin (above) flashed her finger gun at a man in a Texas Tech hoodie. A TSA agent called her over. Ms. Durkin immediately did what any good millennial would . . .
She Tweeted about it. Even as she was being interrogated. Followed by a pat-down and a screening. And . . . that’s it.
For reasons that have nothing to do with her beauty (obvs.) and everything to do with completely understandable contempt for the TSA’s blue-shirted goons, the Tweet went viral.
Personally, I see nothing wrong with TSA agents asking airline passengers questions based on their behavior in line, whether spoken or non-verbal. I mean, if we’re going down the “show me your papers” route, we might as well use interrogation techniques to ID potential bad guys and gals. amiright?