NEW YORK (PIX11)— One woman found out Saturday that the body scans and intimate pat-downs weren't the extent of TSA's ability to violate privacy -- she got a very personal note in her luggage.
The woman, Femeniste blogger Jill Filipovic, received the standard TSA-issue notice that her luggage had been checked, but with the message, "Get your freak on girl." Filipovic says she believes it was all due to a small vibrator she was reportedly carrying in her suitcase on the flight from Newark to Dublin, Ireland.
After landing, Filipovic discovered the unrequested advice from TSA, and tweeted, "Just unpacked my suitcase and found this note from TSA. Guess they discovered a 'personal item' in my bag. Wow."
Responses to her tweet and picture varied from horror to approval.
One follower wrote, "Might as well read, 'We've just invaded your privacy. Haha. How does that feel?' Icky! Sorry."
While another responded, "A rare human moment/connection from a normally humorless agency. I like it & whoever wrote it."
Still others just saw it as a hygiene issue, "I don't how personal the "personal item" is but I wouldn't even touch it anymore. Ewww!!"
Filipovic seems to have taken it in stride, tweeting, "So this song has been stuck in my head all day."