Reminds me of the time I was driving to Philadelphia for the ARSC conference,
and I decided to leave in the evening, stay overnight in Niagara or Buffalo,
then continue on. Customs officer naturally wonders why a lone guy is crossing
the border in the evening (to blow up buildings and take your jobs, naturally)
so I showed him the ARSC information, and then said "It's like a Trekkies
Convention, with records." He said "I can relate to that" and sent me on my way.
(Coincidence on that trip: I stopped at the Lewiston Post Office and collected
a box of 78s that looked as if it might have been repacked, but had also been
shipped in a much used box, with no packing materials, sent by Media Mail when
I'd paid for Priority, and everything was smashed to smithereens.)
D P Ingram wrote:
> Sorry, no. But I will share as humour the reactions of the Customs
> Inspectors up here the first time they opened a package with 16"
> transcription disks. The guy had never seen an "LP" (sic) as big as that
> before and had to show it around the office to amused colleagues :)
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