Short-Cut Marketing

Let's can we bother people who are in a hurry and already irritated?

I've got it...


Travelers nationwide could soon see ads for laptops, expensive cars and other products in the trays that carry their shoes and cell phones through X-ray machines at airport security checkpoints.

After a six-month test in Los Angeles, the federal Transportation Security Administration was expected to formally issue guidelines Thursday to vendors that want to offer the ads at other airports.

Will the pursuit of short-cut marketing ever end? A better idea might be to send the TSA agents to the Southwest Airlines school of being nice and least we would be entertained. But, alas, that idea won't fly (pun intended) because there's no revenue stream associated with it. Too bad...

Thanks to the Consumerist blog and CNN for the material.