I do not like people going through my things, and I do not like checking bags while flying. This week’s Middle Seat Mailbox presents an amusing anecdote (“The Riddle of the Extra Underwear”) that, while amusing, isn’t reassuring:
This could take some explaining. Peter K. Hochla came home from a trip to find a notice from the Transportation Security Administration that his suitcase had been opened for inspection. But TSA left more than a calling card: Dr. Hochla found a pair of woman’s underwear in with his things.
‘Fortunately, it was ‘industrial strength’ utilitarian type in a large size, or it might have been difficult to explain to my wife,’ he writes. ‘I could not get anyone at TSA to return my calls of complaint or to even acknowledge my complaint.’