The TSA sees all of your personal items when screening checked luggage, even your really personal items as Jill Filipovic found out first hand.
When unpacking her luggage the day after a weekend flight to Dublin, Ireland from Newark, NJ, Feministe.us blogger Filipovic found a wildly inappropriate note from a TSA official upon discovering the personal item, also known as her sex toy.
Just unpacked my suitcase and found this note from TSA, Filipovic tweeted. Guess they discovered a 'personal item' in my bag. Wow.
A photo accompanied the tweet, picturing a TSA inspection notice document along with the note written which read, GET YOUR FREAK ON GIRL.
Filipovic reportedly found the notice with the sexual message written on it after she unpacked her bag in Dublin on Sunday and recounted her discovery on her blog Feministe.
[The note was a] total violation of privacy, wildly inappropriate and clearly not OK, but I also just died laughing in my hotel room, she wrote.
While Filipovic called the item the most basic lady-thing you can imagine to readers on Feministe, she was much more candid when describing the item to New York Magazine.
It was a $15 bullet vibe from Babeland, about the most basic sex toy you can imagine, she said.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) made a statement which said, TSA takes all allegations of inappropriate conduct seriously and is investigating this claim, So far, the TSA has no concrete evidence who wrote the note.
Though she found the note as funny as it was inappropriate, Jill Filipovic plans to report the note and file a complaint once she returns to the U.S.
I hope they do see the complaint, they'll look into it and remind their staff that going through people's personal belongings is a responsibility that should be treated with some modicum of professionalism, Filipovic told ABC.
Along with her complaint, Filipovic, a self-described 20-something Seattle native turned New Yorker, took the time to write a personal message to the TSA official who found her personal item.
To the agent who wrote the note, I'd like to say that he has actually impeded me from getting my freak on, since I now have to dispose of the offending item, as I'm not sure what he did with it while it was in his possession, she wrote. It has now been officially retired, since I have no idea if the TSA agents manhandled it.