posted on Jan, 11 2014 @ 12:26 AM
That was US Border Patrol. They are generally very quick and polite because their job is to check for suspicious behavior of either drug or illegal
immigrant trafficking. They actually want move you through to the next car if you seem sober, American and are not doing anything suspicious. Was he
playing to the camera? Probably. The impromptu speech was the result of having a bit of training and knowledge of these types of videos. He may
actually be shocked that the video was posted since it wasn't a "look at this gestapo nazi crap" type of video. In other words, he disarmed them
with kindness so he could get to the next car while also taking the time to gage reactions.
One of my many stops when I was a truck driver had conversations like this. Me: Long day? Him: Yep. Just you in the truck? Still a US Citizen? Me:
Yep...Still a US Citizen. Him: Have a nice day. Me: You too. But being in a semi, I had to drive under a thermal scanner that checked for extra
people and there was a drug dog that sniffed the cab and didn't hit. So the experience was always a formality versus an engaged process. It was worse
when I drove a straight box truck because of the cats in the sleeper area. They would see them and sometimes the dogs would smell them. Which always
added the question if they were my cats. And my response of yeah, they can get in and out of Canada easier than I can. Do you need to see their
paperwork? Which usually was a no or a question of what paperwork because they never heard of documented pets. Which was just a letter from the vet on
letterhead for each of them with their names, general description and records of shots.