We've all been there: you slept through your alarm and now you're late for your flight to whatever tropical destination awaits you on the vacation you've been planning FOREVER now. You leap out of bed, throw on your loosest and comfiest of clothes, call a cab, race to the airport, check your bags... and then have to wait hours in line while someone with an x-ray machine grills someone about a tiny Swiss army knife that they forgot was in their pocket. UGH.
It's basically a fact that nobody likes dealing with the TSA when it comes time to catch a flight. Comedians have written routines about it, people have taken to the internet to complain, and all in all they just seem to exist to slow things down and make life more difficult for travelers.
Except that they're not. The truth is that the TSA actually do provide a pretty essential service for travelers, and while some of them really do decide to take things a bit too far, all it takes is a quick look at some of the things that people try to sneak through security to discover that maybe there's a reason for the excessive security checks.
The TSA recently took to their Instagram account to show off some of the things that they've had to confiscate over the last little while, and the results are both shocking and hilarious.