recent border crossing
- From: "Susan Spencer McLean" <susan@...>
" ... you should be aware that US Customs at both Port Huron and Detroit
have been mandated by Washington to do a random check and search of every
tenth vehicle .......
Mum, for what it is worth,
Last Friday about 2:00 p.m., arrived at the Lewiston Bridge crossing from
into New York.
Other than the construction and traffic !!!!!! ... when we arrived at the
check point, he asked "Citizenship?" and "where are you going?". He asked if
had weapons and I said, "Yes, swords" He asked if he could see them and then
he commenced to play ZORRO for about three minutes with a British flank
sword. He then said "Have a nice day", as I asked, "do you want to see our
He said, "not necessary" !!!
On the return trip back into Canada, the Customs Officer asked,
and "are you bringing anything back with you?" to which I replied,
"Duty Free Booze". She said, "go on"
Maybe we should cross into New York in the Niagara area instead of into
on our way to Mississinewa?!?!?
Damn! over a 160 Sutlers, cavalry, and Pussers Rum!!!!
Cap'n Gilmour, my turn to buy ...........
Lorina get Steve's buckets to me as I am leaving Thurs 9th
Tom packed yet?
- on 10/1/03 3:35 PM, Larry Lozon at lalozon@... wrote:
> From: "Susan Spencer McLean" <susan@...>Larry,
> " ... you should be aware that US Customs at both Port Huron and Detroit
> have been mandated by Washington to do a random check and search of every
> tenth vehicle .......
> Mum, for what it is worth,
> Last Friday about 2:00 p.m., arrived at the Lewiston Bridge crossing from
> into New York.
> Other than the construction and traffic !!!!!! ... when we arrived at the
> USA Customs
> check point, he asked "Citizenship?" and "where are you going?". !!
So nice to hear you had no problem. I, on the other hand, got caught in the
new practice at the Queenston/Lewiston bridge, of putting an immigration
officer in every second booth, who was convinced that no one could possibly
be interested in reenacting for free and proceeded to ask me the same
question five different ways.
After he decided that I wasn't going to tell him what he wanted to hear,
( that I was being re-numerated for my efforts...NOT!), he sent me into
secondary, where I sat for forty five minutes waiting for my turn to asked
the same questions again. They finally decided that I wasn't taking
employment from an American and let me pass...like a kidney stone.
I have never had difficulty crossing at Queenston before, and I don't
really expect it to happen again as Doug usually has the bridge staff
briefed well. I imagine it was likely due to the fact that I crossed on
Sunday and this guy didn't know about the event. It didn't help that he was
of the "type" that needs to be an authority figure and enjoys the feeling.
- In a message dated 10/1/03 11:08:14 PM, sgtwarner@... writes:
> I imagine it was likely due to the fact that I crossed onCraig,
> Sunday and this guy didn't know about the event. It didn't help that he was
> of the "type" that needs to be an authority figure and enjoys the feeling.
I expect you know that in the UK this type is known as a 'jobsworth' the sort
of idiot who parrots the phrase "it's more than my jobs worth to let you
[fill in the blank]". Perhaps they are emigrating!
(Emigrating? It's more than my jobs worth to emigrate)
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