Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Correct Answer was "O-V-Y"

U.S. Customs and Border Protection official: "Citizenships?"
Me: "Canadian."
Border guard: "Where you boys headed?"
Me: "UDM law school."
Border guard: "What time does class start?"
Me: [looks at dashboard clock: 8:30] "Right now."
Border guard: "Why you late?"
Me: [gestures vaguely to passenger seat] "His fault."
Paul: "It's true."
Border guard: "Your vehicle?"
Me: "Yes."
Border guard: [looks at mirror behind truck, reading license plate] "N6A ..."
Me: "1 ... 4 ... 7?"
Border guard: ...
Me: "Was I close?"
Border guard: "Nah." [waves car through anyway]
Paul: [laughter]

Some days, America is awesome.

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