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CR Resort Fan 4 Life
07-15-2006, 04:47 PM
August 2002 was the 1st time my family had driven to WDW since 9/11. We had flown since then, but not had driven down since August 2001. Anyway we got to Ambassador Bridge United States Customs area around 9:30 PM. We got there around that time because we had drove all night until 11:00 AM the next day until we got to our destination for the evening in Dalton, Georgia. Anyway when we got to the border the 1st thing we saw was the National Guard (I think it was them) put a light in our car & they were holding automatic weapons, which can be very scary looking that close. Anyway after the usually citizenship question, the border guard asks us how long we will be away for? We tell him 2 weeks. He then says how do you get 2 weeks vacation & said it in a surprised way. Then he asks my Dad what he does, same question to my Mom, then he also asked me the same question. He also said if your going to Walt Disney World why are you leaving now? We told him which is what I said at the top of this post. Finally he said go threw, but after that we were like that was intresting with those questions. Maybe he was trying to catch us of guard or something & I do realize that this was months after 9/11 & the 1 yr anniversary was the next month, so I was happy to see a lot better security. However those were still the weirdest questions we ever got asked when entering the United States, because everytime since then when flying or driving they asked us where are you going, how long for & what is the purpose of the trip? So have any of you been asked what you thought were werid questions when entering the United States?

cslittle999
07-15-2006, 05:33 PM
I have a number of crazy customs stories, both US and Canadian. I will share two.

Two years ago I put together a guys weekend to the Brickyard 400. I was driving and we crossed at Sarnia. There were four of us in the minivan. We pull up and roll down the windows and the two customs offices ask us where we're going. We said Indianapolis and then chatted a little bit about NASCAR. One of the guys asks if we have any fruit with us. We said yes. Grapes? Yes. What country are they from? Let me see them. Of course the grapes had been washed and there weren't any country stickers on them. The guy takes the ziplock bag of grapes, throws them in the big garbage bin and then says we're free to go. At no time during this discussion were we asked our citizenship or did they look at our passports. They didn't ask how much beer we had with us (a number of cases as I remember Canadian beer being way better than American). I guess there was a fruit blitz that week.

One of my staff was taking a family vacation around Christmas two years ago. At the border they were asked if they had any beef with them. They said yes. They had a beef cup-a-soup with them. It was confiscated. I'm not even sure that counts as real beef.

Rubbertops
07-15-2006, 05:34 PM
We went to New Orleans for 2 weeks (before Katrina and 9/11) and they said they same thing re: 2 week vacation. I thought it was weird. What is the big deal about having a 2 week vacation?

cslittle999
07-15-2006, 05:51 PM
A lot of American workers may only get two weeks vacation a year or if they get more may be restricted to only take one week at a time.

twinz
07-15-2006, 06:14 PM
We were going to Boston over 1999/2000 New Years and as we were crossing the boarder The Boarder guard asked us where we were going (to a concert), how long we would be gone (5 days) do we have any bombs aboard? (HA HA HA, and he was laughing too!!!!), It was funny, and I think he was training and we were his "first" customers. IT was too funny!

langin
07-15-2006, 07:05 PM
We drove through Houlton around 10:00 pm and they asked where we were going. We said to Florida and he said "Where?" like he didn't hear us correctly, then he looked inside and saw the 3 kids and said "With 3 kids, good luck!" :rotfl2:

We were thinking we were going to need it, too ! LOL :rotfl2:

tmli
07-15-2006, 07:07 PM
Last year I was crossing the border alone with ds on our way to Buffalo airport to fly to wdw. Pull up and he asks citizenship and who is in the back. I say my son and he asks me to roll down window so he could see in (they are tinted). I comply and he proceeds to ask my son if I am his mother....to which my darling replies, "I have never seen this woman in my life" and begins to laugh....the guy at first looks shocked and then starts to laugh. (ds is so obvious mine--plus he had already seen our passports). I almost died!

Trip back in May...same crossing with ds and neice (4). Again asks me to roll down window and asks me "wheres their father?".....i say well she is not mine she is my neice and ds's father is probably at home with his gf. He then says you are voluntarily taking two kids to wdw on your own?

I guess these questions aren't that weird!

tribus121
07-15-2006, 08:07 PM
We ( my DB and I )was on my way to WDW crosing the border at houlton Me in a blinding snow storm ( 4 am ) , after being asked the normal questions he then asked if we where nuts and could he go with us . ( before 9/11 )

sammi
07-15-2006, 08:29 PM
We crossed back into Canada yesterday in Sarnia after spending a few days in Frankenmuth and had asolutely no problems going or coming back! :thumbsup2

BUT last Sept. my DH,DB,DSIL, and myself were driving down to the Carolina's and crossed over at the Peace Bridge and was asked if we knew each other????? :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: My DH nearly said NO! :teeth:

And this past Feb while crossing again at the Peace Bridge (heading to Buffalo airport for Florida :sunny: ) we were asked how much money we had???? :rotfl:

donkthemagicllama
07-15-2006, 09:44 PM
On the way back from a day trip to Seattle (from Vancouver), my brother-in-law (who is a Canadian Citizen, but comes from a Vietnamese family) was driving.

The female Canadian customs agent asked him what his citizenship was, which he replied Canadian.* He has quite a Vietnamese accent, but has been a Canadian citizen for probably 20 years.* The customs agent said in a very intimidating way, "Well, you sure don't sound Canadian"!!!!!!!* We were blown away by this.* He was so upset by it he could hardly speak, but managed to answer a few more questions (which I don't recall), and we were on our way...

On the American side, I don't recall anything too weird...* I was on a roadtrip and we crossed the boarder somewhere in BC and the US customs agent let us get out and have our picture taken with him... this was before 9/11...

tone.def
07-15-2006, 10:15 PM
Pre 9/11 - "And what are you going to go with that granola bar?"

Me: "Sit on a mountain and eat it sir."

Scratch42
07-16-2006, 08:21 AM
This was a quick trip to Buffalo to try to find DD a Grad Dress..........

First Time using brand new passports! DD's Very First Passport.

We get up there, I had the passports to the Custom's Officer. He looks at them, asks how long we are staying and where are we going. My answer, few hours, McKinley Mall........

He responds, Ok, hands back the passports......... DD confused :confused3 He did not ask me any questions! She is used to getting the third degree 'cause up until this time she was on my passport! I told her now that you have your own.........They know it's you! :lmao: :lmao:

March Break Trip ~ Custom's Officer telling me that I need to get DD her own Passport. Duh, I know but not until this one expires!

j

bev r.
07-16-2006, 08:32 AM
About 8 or 9 years ago at the border crossing at Kingsgate, BC on the US side the guard asked us if we had any bear food. My husband and I just looked at each other. Then he said "do you have any pets?". We realized he was trying to be funny.

On that same trip, when we entered California, they have stops, similar to the border crossing checking for produce coming into the state. They confiscate all incoming produce, either you have to pull over to the side and eat it all, or they take and put it in the garbage. We had a bag of cherries, that I was not about to throw out, so we pulled over ate the cherries, and gave them the pits.

SnowWhite
07-16-2006, 09:26 AM
I have never had a hard time crossing into the United States as I have literally done this hundreds of times. (Spent ten years in Drum and Bugle Corps. with most of our major competitions in the US.) BUT getting back into Canada is a different story. It always seems to be the female border guards that give me the hardest times. I swear they don't want me to come back here :lmao:

Back in 1993 my wife (gf at the time) and I went on a shopping trip to Watertown NY. and crossed at Ganonoque (spelling?) The US customs agent looks at us (both 21 at the time) and asks us where we are going. We said Watertown. He leans into the car and says "Whats going down in Watertown?" but in a kinda rapping voice. I almost couldn't hold the laughter in.

March break 2005, we were doing our annual march break vacation in Niagara Falls and shopping trip and went across the Rainbow bridge as usual and this was just after the US gov had just heightened their alert status so we were counting on a long wait to cross and alot of questions. The lady US customs agent asked me where we were going and how long we expected to be in the US. Thats it. Then she said have a good day. I looked at her and said you don't want to know if these are my kids or what citizenship we are? No ID. She just smiled and said "Naw, you guys are ok with me......" WOW and Bush says Canada is lax at the border :rotfl:

Rob (Snowwhite's DH)

sean-1966
07-16-2006, 09:47 AM
I had a package shipped to a clients just over the border. On my way to pick it up I was asked "How do I know that you're not going over to work." I just replied that I didn't have and equipment with me. I wanted to ask "How do I know you're not going to take you gun out and shoot me."

meka15
07-16-2006, 10:50 AM
We crossed the border t buffalo on our way to the airportand you could tell this guy was going to give us trouble, He was training someone and he was really mean! He asked us where we were going so late in the day and when we replied he asked why. SO my dad said for a graduation trip and then he demanded to see both my sisters and my students cards. What that had to do with crossing the border I don't know because we had alrady graduated. Then he wanted to see our tickets, so we had our boarding passes but they were only for one way so he wanted to see the other but it was hard to find because our car was so packed. I really didn't think he was going to let us go. Then he asked my dad what holiday they were having (memorial day) but my dad had no idea and thought he had asked something else. Finally he let us go but he was so mean and usually they just let us through right away!

Lollipop's Mom
07-16-2006, 12:34 PM
In January/05 I was taking DD to Disneyland and flying from Seattle. We were having one of the worst snowstorms this area had ever seen. I was so nervous about driving down, but knew the roads were better once I was down past Bellingham and closer to Burlington, so decided we would take a very slow drive to Burlington and get to a Seatac hotel to catch the plane the next morning. When I approached the border it was dead, not a car in sight. There was so much snow that had drifted I could barely even get into the lane I needed. My heart was in my throat the whole time. I pulled up and the border guard said "What on earth are you doing out in this weather with a child in the car?". I told him we were flying to Disneyland the next morning at 6am and had to get to Seattle, and since the weather was predicted to get worse and worse, I decided to leave now before the roads got closed. He could obviously tell I was panicked abou the drive. He took a quick look at our id and said "Please drive carefully! I don't want to hear sirens in a few minutes!". I said I would go very slow and he told DD to say hi to Mickey Mouse. He then said "See here?" and pointed to the speedometer.."If you see mommy's car go over 30 you tell her to slow down" (he was meaning 30 km/h). LOL! So we had the worst drive to Bellingham - I still don't know how I made it. Stopped for some lunch and hit the road again. The roads got better and better to the point where they were just a bit wet and I went just under the speed limit. DD said "Mommy you are over 30! Slow down!!". Yah....could you see me doing 30km/h on the I-5?! LOL!
The 2nd time we went down to use Seatac airport the following April, I got grilled to the point he almost had me in tears. Had to show our plane tickets, he had the car searched,etc.... It was a total nightmare!

connorsmom911
07-16-2006, 01:45 PM
This one was just recently, my mom and I were heading on our annual trip to Traverse City, MI. We cross at Sarnia/Port Huron and we are used to the border guard asking the normal questions and then questioning us as to why we're going to Traverse City, who lives there. Well, no one, we are just going on vacation. That was the reaction we got a few times, but this time they caught me off guard again. The guy was nice enough, but just rattled off the questions really fast and then asked who our prime minister was...I was caught so off guard that I didn't know!! I'm not a politics person, and I couldn't think of it. My mom finally pipes up "Steven Harper, but I certainly didn't vote for him!" The guy just laughed and waved us through.

Teresa Pitman
07-16-2006, 03:18 PM
Last spring I went to a conference in Michigan with a friend, and when we got to the Windsor/Detroit border, the customs agent started asking her a lot of questions about the car (it was her husband's car). He wanted to know whose car it was, did he know we were driving it, when was it last driven to the US, I think he even asked where her husband bought it. It was very strange and we could NOT figure out why he was asking so many questions about the car!

In the fall, my family drove to WDW and we had my daughter-in-law with us (she is Dutch). Well, as soon as they saw her Dutch passport we had to pull over, get everyone out of the car (including her two children, ages 3 years and 11 months), and go inside. It was about midnight, we were doing the "drive all night" plan, so the children were woken up and not happy.

They give my dil a list of questions including: Are you a terrorist? (check yes or no) and Are you planning any terrorist activities while in the US? (check yes or no). She started giggling about these questions and the guard glared at her - but I could hardly keep from laughing myself. Yes, this is a really effective way to deter terrorism.

Then they asked us where we would be staying in the US. We said WDW. They wanted to know the ADDRESS OF THE HOTEL. We didn't have a clue - we knew we were going to POR, but didn't know the street address. I could not believe they were giving us such a hard time because we didn't know the address. I had some confirmation info from my travel agent but it also didn't give the POR address. Finally, some helpful customs officer sitting behind the desk looked it up on the Internet and we were able to proceed.

Teresa

phabric
07-16-2006, 03:19 PM
This year, we were going for the day (Port Huron) crossing through Sarnia. DH was asked what type of work he did and when he had to return to work. We have never been asked that type of questions usually how long are you going for, citizenship. and where do you live.

briarberry
07-16-2006, 03:29 PM
The last time I crossed at Sarnia/Port Huron the U.S. customs guy asked both my sister and I what our occupations were which I thought was odd. Then he looked at me and asked me who wrote "O Canada". I was so surprised I said a French Canadian wrote it but I couldn't remember his name.
The customs guy just laughed at that point and told me he thought a teacher should know that (my occupation). It was rather funny! :goodvibes

SaraMc
07-16-2006, 07:20 PM
Dh and I cross over lots to Buffalo and Niagara Falls. We always cross at Lewiston except for when it was under construction last summer :sad2: We always try to go on a weekday because the malls arnt as busy and normally you wont be sitting at the border forever.

We have been asked so many things, some funny some scary and some just plain wierd.

Highlights include:

1. Why arnt you at work?
2. What other than your money is staying in the country?
3. Who owns this car? ( My answer, Ford Credit and I do)
4. Im in the car with my mother going across, how do you know each other? ( We also look very VERY much the same) My mother says I felt sorry for her and picked her up about 30 years ago and she wont stop calling me mom.
5. Driving to the Buffalo airport to go to Walt Disney World. Why would you want to go to Disneyworld in Feb? WHy not was my answer.


Coming home, its the same thing every time, Do you have any cigarettes or Alchol? No, have a nice day. Unless its a girls trip and no matter what we have or dont have 4 women in thier late 20's early 30's in a car or mini van together we have got pulled over and searched on our way back into the country.

Scratch42
07-16-2006, 08:17 PM
Highlights include:


4. Im in the car with my mother going across, how do you know each other? ( We also look very VERY much the same) My mother says I felt sorry for her and picked her up about 30 years ago and she wont stop calling me mom.



:lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

I love this one!

j

Scratch42
07-16-2006, 08:23 PM
This reminds me, upon our return from NYC, Canada Customs asked what I had purchased. My usual, Souvie T's, BAB's, some clothes............

He seemed surprised that I did not have cigs or alcohol? :confused3 He even asked that IF he was to have my luggaged X-rayed that they would not find any of these items!?! I said no! Thinking to myself, not this time!LOL

Then he asked how much luggage we had with us and wrote it down on the Customs Form. When I handed the form in the other Custom's Guard looked confused when she looked at it!?! She then asked how long we were gone for and I said 5 days! She just shook her head and waived us thru!

j

Donald - my hero
07-16-2006, 11:23 PM
I can't resist this one! Got 2 wierd and almost scary ones.

Our kids were babes : oldest not quite 3 and youngest not quite 1. We had been in Quebec for about a month with my hubby while he worked and we decided we would cross the border at a small crossing and drive under Lake Ontario since it would be a more direct route. :car: The crossing turned out was a HUGE mistake. only one booth on a 2 lane highway, both directions of course were slanted into the booth at an incredible angle. Poor guys were even in the SAME booth! This was before passports were big thing ... I had NO picture id for my kids. He knocked on the window with his big clunky flashlight then shone it in son's eyes as he asked him who he was with. Great screaming started which then woke his sister ... he asked HER who was driving the car and she wouldn't look at him. Told us to get them outta their car seats and put them on the ground WhAT? she can't stand up yet. Son clung to my leg screaming WHERE'S SAMMY?? (his teddy bear) At this point he asked how long we would be in US we said the shortest period possible. Oh then just get going. :furious:

Skip to last Thanskgiving ... Going to DC for cousin wedding since he is in Secret Service we all had passports. Going in the guy almost swelled up when we told him why going. Coming HOME ... good grief, the woman asked us the name of a specific store on the main street and who owned it ?!?!?!? What did they sell?

PrincessTrisha
07-17-2006, 02:42 PM
Last Nov/Dec I took my god daughter with me to WDW and we crossed at Detroit, we got some really strange questions.

He asked:

How much cash do you have on you right now? ($300)
How much space do you have on your credit cards? ($20,000)
Who is watching your house while you are gone (my brother and my friend)
Why would you have your friend watch your house? (because she lives 5 houses up from me and I am taking her daughter to WDW)
Where is her (meaning my god daughter) father? (her mother has full custody of her and I have both her custody papers and a notorized permission letter I obtained from her mother and signed by my lawyer.)

Then he proceeds to ask:
Where is the rest of her family? (at home)
Why are they not with her? (they are not going to WDW)
Why aren't her parents taking her to WDW? (because she has three young siblings - 2 under the age of 3 and they can not afford to go)
Why are YOU taking her to WDW? (because I am an insane freak and I like to see children smile - I didn't actually say this I stammered something about I've known her since she was a baby and since I go to WDW a couple of times of year, I thought I would be nice and take her).

Hockeychic
07-17-2006, 04:10 PM
And this past Feb while crossing again at the Peace Bridge (heading to Buffalo airport for Florida :sunny: ) we were asked how much money we had???? :rotfl:

I wonder if we crossed with the same guard. I thought that was really odd, we where heading to Jacksonville for a cruise.. then after he asked that he said where are you staying when you get there, I said on a cruise ship. He said OK have a great trip.

F4disneyfan
07-17-2006, 04:53 PM
The best was going to a hockey game in Detroit with my dad and my step brother a number of years ago we were asked if we wanted to smuggle any imports home with us I am guessing they were asking about the illegals they had living there but back then I was oblivious to this question. That was the funniest thing I can remember having been asked.

CdnMom2
07-17-2006, 06:50 PM
We have driven over the border with the kids a few times. We instruct the kids not to speak unless the Guard directly asks them something. And then they should definitely answer his/her question. We make sure any napping children are awake for the border-crossing.

A couple years ago we got extra very strange questions trying to enter the U.S.. "Had the driver (DH) been to doctors recently?" "No."
This was asked a few more times & in different ways.

Then, "WHY hadn't he been to the doctor's?" Umm, WTH? :confused3 (Is this some kind of misunderstanding because we Canadians have universal health care?? This Dear Wife was getting alarmed now -- just what kind of magic info do their machines show on my DH & his health?). I'm sitting in passenger seat with all Birth Certificates on my lap (have passports now) & our reservations. More questioning.

Our DD has a medical condition & had been in hospital about month earlier we tell them about it. Nope, that's not it they tell us.

We heard the Border Guard say he'd never seen this before & called for others. But he was saying it as we pulled up to the booth -- we thought he was talking about previous vehicle. Now a supervisor & others had arrived. We're told to pull over to little building with car elevator, guards with dogs.... They tell us after a while that our "vehicle lit up like a Xmas tree" on their radiation sensors. We're left sitting for awhile. More activity around us. Soon as I see a Guard again I ask if the $ Store Glow-bracelets we had packed for the kids could be the reason. In which case, please take them! No, that's not it. We knew what was in our car & were trying to figure out what could possibly be doing this. After about 15 tense minutes they tell us the passenger in the car of the aisle beside us had been in for medical tests & her spill-over is what caused our glowing. And we were on our happy way, a little late, but with a story to entertain our waiting friends that eve. Phew.

We nearly head to Divorce Court every time we pack our vehicle for a family trip in our own driveway! Can't imagine the fun we'd have after a search at the border! :rotfl2:

CanadianPaco
07-17-2006, 08:01 PM
bump! Man this is great stuff!

jenkh
07-18-2006, 01:30 AM
Got a couple stories to add.

Me and my friends go to the states all the time, so we've had out fair share.

Usually we got for day trips to buffalo to shop and eat, but one day at like 5pm we just decided to drive from T.O to buffalo to go eat dinner at olive garden. So guard asks us duration fo stay, we say 2 hours. He asks why, we tell him just for dinner. He then asks where were going, and then preceeds to ask us what makes olive garden so special (we don't have then here in ontraio anymore) And then asked what we were plannning on ordering, luckily we have that menu memorized and we always order the same thing. LOL

Another time we went for a day trip with a friend from school who was from the states. As soon as we said 2 canadians 1 american, the questions were just thrown at us. How we knew each other, how long, why we were going, why we weren't going to his house ( he lived in north carolina.. why would we drive there for dinner??) Then the guy asked my friend which one of us he was dating. He said neither. The Custom guy asked why, and my friend said straight faced "because they have issues dating a gay guy" The customs guy face was priceless, and were were immediatly waved though LOL

I have more to add, but eyes are getting heavy....

mbb
07-19-2006, 11:54 AM
Flying through Pearson..

Our boys have their own passports, I think they were 6 at the time of this crossing..

We get waved through to a booth, and the Officer looks at DH and I and says:
"I need to talk to the children. Please let them step forward."

Oooookay. :confused3

"Who is this lady?" Points at me.

"My mommy!!" (Both kids giggle)

"And who is this man?"

"Our daddy, silly!!" (They giggle more...and Customs Officer is looking very stern..)

"What did Mommy pack for snacks?"

The boys shrug - who knows what could be for snacks?? Mom just pulls good stuff outta the bag, man!!

"What does Daddy do?"
This stumps them...do? They go silent.
And the Customs Officer relents a little, and asks where does Daddy work?

Oh!! The light bulbs go on, "he gives people drugs!"

Great, kids :thumbsup2 ..DH laughs, nervously, clears his throat..."Pharmacist."

*sigh*
"Have a good trip, folks."

:sunny:

MamaLema
07-19-2006, 02:51 PM
Then he proceeds to ask:

Why are YOU taking her to WDW? (because I am an insane freak and I like to see children smile

:rotfl: :rotfl2: :lmao: This cracked me up!!!

God, I hate crossing the border. :guilty:

PrincessTrisha
07-19-2006, 10:26 PM
You know, with the way he was questioning me, my stomach was in my throat the whole time. All I could think of was "What if he doesn't let us cross?" I agree, I hate having to cross the border.

briar_rose_59
07-20-2006, 02:16 AM
"What does Daddy do?"
This stumps them...do? They go silent.
And the Customs Officer relents a little, and asks where does Daddy work?

Oh!! The light bulbs go on, "he gives people drugs!"

Great, kids :thumbsup2 ..DH laughs, nervously, clears his throat..."Pharmacist."

*sigh*
"Have a good trip, folks."

:sunny:

:rotfl: AHHH! That's so priceless!!!

ont/ohana
07-20-2006, 06:47 AM
Whenever we have crossed we always get asked the fruit question. Nothing too wierd but then we are always crossing at 3am to catch the 6am flight out of Buf.
One year we came home in the middle of a snowstorm. (Plane skidded on runway etc...) We got to the Canadian boarder and the guy said "welcome Home" It was very nice!

coastgirl
07-21-2006, 06:06 PM
Not a question really, but an odd situation...in 1990 we moved from Ont to Nf, with our budgie bird. Don't remember where we planned to cross, somewhere in teh middle of nowhere, only b/c it made the drive shorter. Had gotten a letter from our (avian specialist) vet, and researched the requirements. Spent the afternoon racing from one station to another in the sweltering heat (no a/c) b/c the US vet wasn't there that day, he was 2 hrs down the road at the other station...So. Poor bird was ready to croak with heat exhaustion. We get there, and sit in the station with the guards while they get the vet. The guards LOVED the bird, and couldn't understand why we were calling it a budgie when it was a parakeet. (Did YOU know Americans call them parakeets??)

Eventually they brought in the vet, stained and smelly from the livestock barn. He was a large-animal vet, whose real work was making sure the cows, pigs and chickens crossing the border were healthy enough to become meat. He looked at the bird, shrugged, asked us if he was healthy, and signed the paper. He had NO CLUE how an unhealthy "parakeet" would present.

Coming back to Canada we were truly holding our breath, but got to the Cdn side, to a female guard who was solely interested in what we had purchased, and as she waved us through, just leaned down and said "nice bird". :rolleyes:

pxlbarrel
07-22-2006, 12:09 AM
Ok...interesting question?

Arriving in Orlando a few years ago and actually clearing Immigration there, I was asked if I had seen the last Lord of the Rings movie. :rotfl2: The previous question had been, "When was the last time you were in the United States and why?" "I was in Nashville in November for a Buffy the Vampire Slayer convention." For some reason, the immigration fellow thought that meant I would be a Lord of the Rings kind of person (he was kinda right...I watch them but not religiously). LOL We talked a bit about the movie and stuff which held up the line and made my parents, who were behind me, worried...what could immigration be talking with me for so long???? Was I in trouble? hahahah...he waved us all through after that.

And here's a really funny one...

Crossing over to Port Huron from Sarnia and driving my dad's mini-van. I was with my friend. She's about 12 years older than I am and is a white anglo-saxon sort of person. I'm Chinese...(wait for it...this is important.)

"Who owns this car?"

"My father"

"Who's that with you. Is that your mother?"

At this point, I actually hadn't heard what he had said because I was fiddling with the passports but my friend heard it and burst out laughing. I think, at this point, the border guard realized his major faux pas and was majorly embarassed. He let us go through post haste. hahaha...my friend told me as I was rolled up the window and I laughed and laughed and laughed. I kept razzing her about her "age" after that.