I didn’t want a full body cavity search, and I had to be somewhere for business and he had nothing else to do. He was holding all the cards, and knew it.
I remember flying in and out of Heathrow in 1991 and still think British airport security in 1991 was better and more more humane than Logan 2002. It’s only got worse.
Flying out of the USA on a reputable foreign airline and return is always more enjoyable than the ridiculous frisking, patting, groping and X-raying our bodies for the later private enjoyment of the gouls who work for the lusty lesbian.