I just found the other former TSA screener’s blog. He had a decent thing going there, and then suffered the all-too-common new blogger’s fate: he ran out of steam after a few months of writing, and abandoned the site. Unfortunately, the links to the pictures he drew on the exit lane at his airport are now dead, except for two.
His comics were pretty good. I just read nearly his entire blog (the first time I found it, I only read a couple of his posts along with his comics), and am a little creeped out by how universal certain TSA employee experiences seem to be (read his posts on doctor’s notes and gum-chewing. It’s uncanny). If you’re reading this, Sean, put those TSA comics back on your site, please, and knock out a few more posts.
From his blog:
My Name is Sean Langdon and I just resigned from what should be known as the joke of airport security. This is the organization known as the Transportation Security Administration. The airport I worked at was The Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG) I began working for them on day one of their roll out nearly seven years ago. I like many others thought in the beginning that we were serving our country. But let me tell you it was seven years of pure hell and seven years of my life wasted.
I’d like to buy this man a beer.
EDIT 6/7/2013: For anyone interested in putting together a comprehensive collection of online writing by current or former TSA screeners, for whatever research-related reason, I point you to one last source: TSORon, over at the FlyerTalk forum. He is most certainly either a current or former TSA employee, probably current, assuming he has not died or blabbed himself out of his job, as his is the classic profile of a “lifer”; someone who will be at TSA up until the very end. You can read through all his posts by clicking here, and then “statistics.”