Saturday, June 26, 2010

A Little Trouble...

Finally back in the states...
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Had a bit of a problem at security flying out of London to the U.S. of israhell though.  Without even giving a glance at my face, and just by looking at the name on my passport and comparing it to a computer screen, I was escorted along with 2 African men, an Arab and a loud French woman...to a "special" room for questioning and "cozy" intimate searches of my person and carry-on.  

For all of you out there publishing sites that think you aren't stepping on some "tribal"  toes and won't be singled out somewhere, sometime....think again.  It ain't fun. Be prepared to answer a lot of questions...as calmly as possible(I got the distinct impression that I was being baited to become angry).
I was interrogated by a gentleman in a suit that was obviously not a security goon, as I was being searched.  "What was the purpose of my visit to the UK?"..."whom did I contact/meet in the country..."   blah, blah,blah...
Then of course there was the embarrassment of being the last passenger to board the plane.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Welcome home sir, hospitality is dead in officialdom but between like minded ppl there will always be a warm fire

|Steve B

Timster said...

Thank you, Steve. You are right...common people are fine...it's governments that warrant fear.

Mystic Beaver said...

welcome back Timster........

Timster said...

Thanks. I would like to say it's good to be back...but you know how that goes. Two weeks in a beautiful country that is living in the 19th Century is hard to leave...