If you’re a regular at the TSA massage parlor, I’m sure you’ve heard that question once or twice before. After requesting a pat down (and a private one at that) you’re escorted to a private screening room and given the pat down.
The Transportation Security Officer explains what they’ll be doing to you (“I’ll be running my hand up your inner leg until I reach resistance” is no doubt my favorite part) and then asks whether there are any sensitive areas they should know about.
“Sensitive” is a pretty vague term, if you ask me. Obviously if you’re disabled, have a medical condition, or are bruised, you would state your situation. But as far as I’m concerned, asking if someone has “sensitive” areas is opening themselves up to a bit more information.
So, let me honestly ask, has anyone shared a “sensitive” area with a TSO that has made a private patdown even more uncomfortable?
I’m not suggesting anything, per se, but there are plenty of potential “sensitive areas” that I think it’s reasonable to share with a TSO… and I’m fairly certain the reaction would be priceless.