I was the "internet friend" that Gradius was coming to meet, and I feel that his hassle at the border was partially my fault.
I didn't expect that a few hour meeting and some lunch would turn into a whole world of hassle.
Next time, I'm going to Canada instead, and when the border patrol agents give me grief upon reentering the US, I have quite a few backhanded, but
truthful remarks to use in case they ask me such dumbass questions.
Land the Free, and Home of the Brave my behind. It's more like Land of the Slave, and Home of the Scared.
The burgers were to die for, we got souvenir beer glasses, and it was a blast!
In all seriousness, I find these border stories troublesome to say the least. Years ago it was nothing to go to the Canadian side of the Falls for
the day, have something to eat, go see a show, and come back that evening, hassle-free. What should have been a quick 30 second interview turned into
40 minutes of bullcrap for Gradius, and I apologize for that.
reply to post by facelift
You got what you gave - ignorance...out of all the answers you could have given, you chose the ones that made it most difficult - kinda like you
wanted the hassle.
Would you rather him be dishonest about what his reason for visiting the US was? I don't find the answers he gave as ignorance at all, but then
again, I'm not an LEO or a BP Officer.
reply to post by Ex_CT2
Honestly, did you intend to go through this just so you could write it up?
Nope. He was coming to meet me for lunch!
I'd have just said "These are NOT the 'droids you're looking for" and left it at that....
Anyway, what happened was crap, and the US is wondering why it's losing tourism dollars at all these great locales. If your arse is puckered up
tighter than a drum head, there is always going to be a financial hit for these border cities....Makes me ashamed to even have Niagara Falls in my
Peace be with you.