posted on Mar, 24 2009 @ 09:24 PM
reply to post by Le Colonel
21 years ago was the last time I went to the United States... and here's why:
I'd taken my wife and 2 little children to Montana to show them some of the beautiful country down there and just to visit the US. At one particular
stop an incident happened that pissed me off so bad I nearly killed a park warden that day. I can't remember exactly where it was, but it might have
been Glacier National Park, which joins up with Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada.
Anyway, I was showing my children a little trick that my father had shown me when I was a little tyke. He'd discovered that gophers and little
chipmunks will play with you by getting them interested. What you do is get down on your haunches so as not to spook them too much. If you toss tiny
little pebbles, not much bigger than a grain of sand in their vicinity where they can see them, they will chase the little pebbles. You can entice
them closer and closer... to the point where they will walk on you.
My children thought it was pure magic, but some big burly park warden didn't. He came out of nowhere and came stomping over... and in an attempt to
intimidate me and appear to be tough, he bellered out (for all to hear) that it was against the rules to feed the animals. That's when I became
quite unglued and we damned near had an international incident right then and there.
When I fired right back at that big bastard and told him where to get off, he backed off. But then, because he was feeling like an idiot now, with
all the onlookers seeing that someone was not gonna be pushed around, he came back at me a second time. And I fired a second salvo at him. He ended
it by saying 'Why don't you f^&* off back to Canada".
And I did just that. And I've never returned to the states and my children who are now 26 and 27 have never returned either.
Back then it was against the law to feed animals. And now it's against the law to feed humans? What in hell is going on down there? No wonder
we've never returned.
[edit on 24-3-2009 by Albertarocks]