This One Goes Out to US Customs

We’re not sure if this rule always applies, but it seems like taking small roads across the boarder is a much better idea than larger ones. Getting into Canada via some tiny little road was a snap. The guy asked us if we were bringing anything in, Ben says “only what’s in the van,” and we cross over. Ok, maybe there was a little negligence on the Customs Officer’s part, but whatever. We’re good people.

Traffic at inspection Customs Sign

Getting back into the US we decided to shoot straight down I-87. BAD IDEA. The traffic there was horrible, as you can see in the left photo. As we finally got closer I saw a bunch of signs that I thought were amusing (right photo,) but apparently the Customs officers didn’t. They detained us for about 15 minutes, asking questions and attempting to delete my photos the entire time. While they didn’t manage to do that, they did manage to record a voice memo, which I kindly put at the bottom of this post. Enjoy!

I can’t even operate the computers at work, I can’t operate a digital camera.

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Comment by Andrew Davidoff
2007-10-07 19:17:46

Totally awesome.

Andrew Davidoff

 
Comment by Chris Moore
2007-10-07 18:11:54

2 things - mostly just being a dick, but I want to participate anyway.

1) You probably had an easier time on the smaller road b/c it’s easier getting out of the states than getting in. I’m sure negligence and being on a smaller road had something to do with it too though.

2) I think he said, “I have a hard enough time with the computers at work”, after listening several times.

 
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