Man, oh man, I forgot how much I dislike airport security. When I was younger, it was a lot simpler. You put your luggage through the scanner, then walked through the metal detector, and you were done.
Today, you have the added steps of having your ID and boarding pass inspected, then posing for the millimeter wave camera that takes a nude picture of you. It takes much longer to get through security now, because of these extra steps. The process which should take two minutes, tops, now takes twenty minutes, minimum.
My particular problem is with the luggage scanner. They want computers to go in separately, they want shoes to go in separately, they want toothpaste and deodorant to go in separately. So I have to open my luggage in public and rifle through all of my stuff in order to follow the rules.
Smart alecks say, "Michael, why don't you keep those special items at the top of your luggage?". Because having a heavy computer at the top of your bag makes it fall over and smash into the ground. Good packers put heavy things at the bottom of the suitcase, not the top.
About half the time, I have a security officer bark at me for holding up the line, because I require three separate bins along with my luggage. They also bark at me for being too slow at stripping. "Get your jacket off! Remove those shoes! Take off your belt!"
From what I can tell, at any given time, only about half of the security officers are actually working. The other half are just standing around, apparently doing nothing. In their defense, I wouldn't be enthusiastic about my job either, if all I had to do was say, "There's another line to the left" eight hours a day. Someday, the airport might decide to fire those officers and replace them with a sign.