Planning a trip to the United States?
Be careful. But not too careful. TSA “Behavior Detection Officers” are watching, closely.
As The Intercept reports, the US Transportation Security Administration’s new checklist of suspicious Behaviors is quite long. A handy sampler:
- exaggerated yawning
- excessive throat clearing
- widely open staring eyes
- wearing improper attire for location
- gazing down
- exaggerated or repetitive grooming gestures
- rigid posture
- a bobbing Adam’s apple
- arriving late for flight
- and so on.
Remember: Avoid repetitive grooming gestures, excessive throat clearing, rigid posture, and – oh, just avoid all Behaviors, of any kind.
And welcome to the United States.
* For a short trip with eyes widely open into the murky depths of surveillance, see Bold Scientists. Read an excerpt here. Scroll down to chapter 6, The Cloud.