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What is the funniest or most ridiculous conversation you have experienced at the US frontier with their usually humourless agents as you remove your passport from its holder, press a thumb on the pad and remove your glasses?
On entering IAH a couple of years ago, I was greeted (yes!) by a Texan who freely chatted whilst doing the above so I took the opportunity of asking him if anyone actually ticked “yes” on the customs form to declare that the purpose of their visit was to sell drugs, commit industrial espionage or commit acts of terrorism and the like.
He looked up and replied in a slow Texan drawl…..”You’d be surprised, Sir”!!

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