Is there a reason why TSA would want to pat me down in a private room?
I travel a lot, and I've been patted down many times, but usually they give me a choice between a pat down in the general area or in a private area. However, during one of my trips a few years ago, I was asked to follow an agent to a private area for further screening, and when I said she can do it in public, she said it must be done in the private area.
Is this normal? Why would they not want to do the screening in the general area?