Yet, if a small child needs to be patted down by TSA
, they still follow the protocol that female screeners pat down girls and male screeners pat down boys.
Back in 2003, my wife was going through security at ATL
, and she set off the metal detector. She was carrying our son, age 5 months. They asked if the baby was a boy or girl. When she said boy, you should have seen the screeners running around like a bunch of chickens without their heads, looking for a male screener to pat down our son.
Never mind that he had been seen naked by a number of nurses for exams, as well as my wife, my mother, my mother-in-law, and a couple of teenage girls who have undertaken changing of diapers and dressing him for the day or for bed.
was bound and determined to only allow a man to pat him down.