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Going where I don't want to go...

  • Posted March 26, 2011 by David Swatton Viewed 2679 times

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Tomorrow I fly to Houston, Texas for work…. yuck!

Anyone who cares to look at my posts will know that I love travelling but when all I am going to see is an airport lounge, hotel room and office and to get there will have to suffer the 3rd world border control system that the U.S. has implemented I can't say I'm looking forward to it.

Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against the U.S. per se; I work with lots of Americans (after all that's why I'm going) but I really detest the ludicrous border control process they have implemented and the lottery of whether or not you will be singled out for special treatment… I may be having a rant later in the week if I get chance to log in while I'm over there :-)

By the way the pic is of the exterior of the modern art gallery in Houston which I visited some years ago. And no, this time I won't get chance to go and visit anywhere interesting!

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    • # Monika

      hope you had a smooth entry to houston, as far as i know you both your behaivour and appearance do not imply a trouble maker, unless meanwhile you`ve grown a beard and wearing kalabeja ;) it would be time to throw out political correctness and begin profiling passengers by behavior instead of ethnicity, hiring special trained, smart, skilled personal willing to support rule guidelines with independent, intelligent judgement instead of unskilled jerks who reduce children to tears, shout at pregnant moms etc...
      your houston pic is thought provoking, somehow nothing fits together yet all those lines and curves and different textures create an interesting and unusual mess.

      2011.03.30 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Stormfish

      i've heard they now force you to deposit your english accent at immigrations and replace it with mexican...

      2011.03.28 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Felecia

      Well I say, forget Houston and just come to Astoria. There is so much beauty here and very friendly people.
      Wishing you all the best in the airport nightmare. Will be standing by in case you need to vent.

      2011.03.28 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Ann Garratty

      Good luck with the border control, we got some prime examples when we flew into New York, and that was pre 9/11, so goodness knows what you will be forced to endure...

      2011.03.26 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Jacki

      Whine, whine, whine!! Who said business trips were supposed to be fun? Houston is a big hub airport, you can get anywhere from there ... you might as well explore since you will already have endured our TSA "welcome". :-))

      2011.03.26 Edited Reply Cancel