Something has been bothering me a while regarding the TSA screeners. This is outside the ongoing issues of their violations of our right to personal privacy because one of us might be packing. I couldn’t quite put my finger on it, until the other day. I was busy working with some pretty icky stuff…aka the litter box. I pulled on a pair of those nice blue gloves and once done, tossed them in the trash. After washing my hands, I pulled on another pair to do some cleaning and that’s when it dawned on me. I remember hearing that the screeners change their gloves four times a day. After touching a person in a rather intimate manner, in areas only a spouse or doctor should touch, they go on to the next person and perform the same act.
Which means diseases of a rather embarrassing, infectious, contagious or deadly nature could be spread to unsuspecting and most unwilling recipients. I wonder how many people have been given a dose of the clap, warts, chlamydia and all the other lovely little beasties of a STD nature. How many people will be faced with the specter of thinking a spouse or loved one was unfaithful?
Or for poor parents being accused of molesting a child for coming up positive to a nasty.
All because the TSA screeners might only be changing their gloves four times a day.
Do they put new gloves on after using the lavatory?
The EWW GROSS Factor is off the scale with this one.