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I have gone through TSA checkpoints twice while on vacation

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I have gone through TSA checkpoints twice while on vacation and both times they have had to pat down my left shoulder. I'm slightly amused. Any ideas?

Dr. Rick, MD :

Hi. Dr Rick here. I completed an Internal medicine internship in NYC and have two decades of clinical experience. How can I assist you today?

Dr. Rick, MD :

Have you had any surgery or wounds on that shoulder, metal left in there from your Army days etc?

Dr. Rick, MD :

Is there an abnormal bump or shape to your shoulder?

Customer:

No wounds or shrapnel courtesy of the USA. I do have some minor muscle pain.

Dr. Rick, MD :

Well, there you have it then......

Dr. Rick, MD :

The TSA folks are just plain crazy.

Dr. Rick, MD :

There is no figuring out why they do the things they do...and if you ask them you are a terrorist and will be treated as such.

Dr. Rick, MD :

Just smile and keep moving along and all will be fine.

Dr. Rick, MD :

Does this make sense to you?

Customer:

That simple. I find it unusual that I actually got a free med exam from Gov't Hah

Dr. Rick, MD :

Ya...and that is probably the only place you will get one of those ;)

Dr. Rick, MD :

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Thanks in advance,

Dr. Rick MD FACS

Customer:

Have a great day and thanks.

Dr. Rick, MD :

One other thought....don't bend over around the TSA folks. Better safe than sorry, if you get what I'm saying ;)

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