Hmm. Odd experience going through Richmond Int'l Airport security this evening. I was the ONLY person going through, and there were 4 TSA people standing around. I get up to the checkpoint and start getting ready to go through - shoes come off, camera bag is open, laptops come out of my backpack and into separate bins.. . All the signs of knowing what I'm doing. They tell me to take off my belt - I note that my belt doesn't set off the metal detectors, they tell me to take it off anyway (something no other airport security has ever done.) I comply, then they tell me to empty my pockets - despite having already taken my keys and phone out and put them in my backpack. I tell them I don't have any metal, they say "Empty your pockets means empty your pockets" - in a rather rude tone of voice, no less. I comment that I fly every month, and and know what needs to come out to go through the metal detector - at which point they tell me I'm not going through the metal detector, I'm going through the full body scanner. Well okay, I guess I don't really care all THAT much, though I sort of prefer not going through those (don't ask me why, I don't know.) So I step into the scanner, they tell me to raise both my arms above my head. Now, this is where I get a bit perturbed. I've had shoulder problems off and on, and the past week has been more 'on' than 'off'. Not even thinking about it immediately I raise my arms, and feel the familiar twinge of pain in my right shoulder. I immediately drop my arm, and tell them that I can't get my arm all the way up due to a shoulder problem. At this point they start getting a little bit more polite. They tell me that next time I don't have to go through the scanner, I can just go up to the guy at the end for a manual screen. I walk up to him, and start to "assume the position." Before I'm even in position and before he's done anything, he gets a call on his radio, responds "Affirmative", looks at me and says "Thank you sir, you're clear."