These people are just trying to do their jobs. This guy just wanted to subvert them doing their jobs for the sake of grandstanding. He's an idiot.Yes, standing up for yourself is such a rude thing to do.
The operative words in your statement are "in my opinion."Granted, it depends on how you go about it, but slowing down the process in of itself can't reasonably, IMO, be a reasonable gauge of interference - how about the TSA being able to hold you for 30 minutes or more [or so they claim] if you opt out of the body scanners for a patdown?
Ya' gotta go along to get along. Some people just choose to go through life the hard way. Maybe he'll grow up.