On 6 maj 2007, at 17.55, David Lennick wrote:
> problem. I carry a valid passport, I leave my attitude at home, I
> carry documentation or receipts for anything I'm bringing over, I
> take off my sunglasses when being questioned by the Customs
> officials. Granted, I haven't flown into the States in a few years.
And so do many other people, this correspondent included, and still
they face obstruction and hostility and generally unprofessional
behaviour. I hear similar things can happen in other civilised
countries too, but the U.S. has gotten a reputation for this from
both residents and visitors alike (speaking in a customs context).
Some of my best friends are American.
I can understand hostility to people with a bad attitude (and they
come from all countries) or those with less than correct
documentation (seeing some of the Airline/Cops type programs shows a
lot of differences in "customer handling" and the "quality" of the
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