There ARE problems with TSA personnel in Nashville. I had two of them lie to me outright last summer by trying to tell me that the X-Ray machines did not use x-rays.
I had one tell me something happening right in front of us was not actually happening. I asked him a second time, and got the same answer.
They're very very "well trained" not to acknowledge anything, and to stick to the rehearsed lines and procedures.
Welcome to Gulag America, comrade.