Having flown quite a bit already this year, there are several TSA stories I could share with you. And I’m sure I will share more in the future.
Here’s the most recent one.
Recently I flew to see my sister in Alabama. On my way out of Denver, as I was going through security, I noticed an unclaimed pile of change right by the conveyor belt.
I asked the TSA agent on duty if someone left that there.
He said it had been there since yesterday.
The change was Euro coins. They were all small coins (1 and 2 cent).
But, all in all, they added up to about 50 cents (in Euros, at today’s exchange rate that’s $0.66 US).
I asked him if it would be ok if I took them (since they were unclaimed).
He looked at me and said, “Those are useless. They’re Euros.”
I explained to him that I was going to Europe in a few weeks, so I’m sure I’d find a use for them there.
Thank you TSA for the “useless” money.