You remember the good, old Transportation Security Administration, the federal agency that slows airport travel to a shuffle and peeks into your luggage when you fly.
Do you appreciate, though, what these devoted public servants and viewers of flying-public flabbiness catch every day?
Consider the knives, tomahawks, antique bombs, dud grenades, loaded firearms and hollowed-out Bibles filled with bullets that various nitwits and ne’er-do-wells try to sneak past TSA in carry-ons.
By documenting all this in photos, the TSA has won 447,000 followers on Instagram and reminded the public why a bit of patience is in order when you are asked to raise your hands and grin while standing in a digital scanner whose operator can see through your clothes.
In the Ragan Training video, “Innovate with Instagram: Secrets of building brands and followers with buzzworthy visuals,” Curtis “Bob” Burns of TSA’s office of strategic communications and public affairs explains how the agency’s Instagram account has drawn such a fascinated followership. Even Jimmy Kimmel mentioned the feed on his late-night television show.