Who do you think has the toughest job in transportation? Airline pilots? Long-haul truck drivers? Metro-North conductors? To my thinking, the toughest job is being an airport TSA agent.
Forget the recent furor over revised Transportation Security Administration rules soon to allow small knives in carry-on luggage. The plastic knives the flight attendants distribute in snack-packs in-flight are already sharp enough to slit a throat. By not worrying about every pen-knife and nail clipper, TSA agents should have more time to concentrate on truly lethal weapons.