How do you know when our existence crosses into “dystopian satire?”
When “Sexy TSA Agent” costumes become commonplace.
I know I’m totally overanalyzing the “Slutty Professional” costume, but at the heart of it, each costume can be summed up as, “I do a very basic, common job … with sexy results!” What works about the costumes is the absurdity involved. Most drill sergeants are not wearing cropped tops and miniskirts. There are few meter maids that will exchange sexual favors for getting out of parking tickets.
But TSA agents do actually have the authority to make people strip. A TSA agent’s job entails groping dozens of strangers an hour. The scanners were inspired by a teenage boy’s dismay upon discovering that the x-ray glasses in the back of MAD Magazine don’t actually see through clothes.
And more importantly: if we’re mining unsexy government jobs for slutty costumes these days, surely there are better options than TSA screener. For instance, what about the sexy sanitation worker, “Junk in the Trunk Trudy?” The trashy court reporter “Rita It Back?” Or my favorite, the slutty DMV employee “Latisha B. ThatsformCYouHavetoFillOutFormDGoToWindowFourPlease.”