Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Crossing Borders...and Boundaries

When you drive across the U.S-Canadian border, the guards often ask the same questions.

"Where are you from?"
"How do you know each other?"
"Who owns the car?"
"Where do you work?"
"When are you traveling back?"

Et cetera. 

The best way to get through the questioning is to stay calm, act natural, and tell them as much information as you can.  However, after Keith's cousin, Josh, picked me up at the airport last Thursday, apparently we were a little unclear

Border Guard:  "Where are you from? "
Josh:  "I'm from Alberta, she's from Utah." 
Border Guard:  "Where are you going?"
Josh:  "To a funeral."
Border Guard:  "How do you know each other?  What is your relationship?"
Josh:  "She's my cousin's girlfriend."

The very serious border guard proceeded to ask a few more of the usual questions, and then he paused and literally scratched his head.

"Your cousin's girlfriend, eh? ...So, where's the cousin?"

Josh and I had a good laugh over the guard's confusion once we were allowed to drive to the other side.  I guess it isn't every day cousins and girlfriends drive away together across international lines.

1 comment:

Eliza said...

Haha, that's pretty funny!