Sunday, February 3, 2013 11:21:42 PM
OT, I was chatting with a friend of mine from Ireland who like me works in the oil industry. We were discussing the trials and tribulations of getting through US Border Control with dodgy passports (i.e. full of visas from unsavoury places).
Quote Davy: "Off to Houston tomorrow. Should be a blast as always at US Border Control. "So let's see here. I see from your passport you`ve recently been to Iran, Libya, Syria, Algeria, Iraq... Let`s just check your place of birth... Oh. Belfast, Northern Ireland. OK sir, please follow me into this room over here, we need to ask you a few questions". Cue the rubber gloves."
Quote my buddy, in reply: "Let me know if they ask you "why do you travel to the Soviet Union", (known to the rest of the world as Russia) - I answered "I travel there on business on behalf of an American company" only to be told that "no real American company does business there".........
Saturday, February 2, 2013 11:10:15 PM
The only thing I know about russians is that they get drunk on vodka at about age 13, and then never actually sober up....ever. Just keep a steady flow of vodka going.