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(Topic ID: 4114)

Border Crossing


By Gusphan

9 years ago



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    #1 9 years ago

    On Saturday I made the hike from Buffalo to the Church of the Silverball in Mississauga. What a great place! Mike and Christine who run the place were both extremely nice. Definitely check it out if you have the chance.

    Anyways, coming back to the US, I had to go through the "no non-sense" border interrogation. I'm always nervous, even though I have no reason to be. However, when the border crossing guard asked what I was doing in Canada and I mentioned pinball, his face and demeanor instantly changed (take into consideration this was 1am and I was driving back alone). I could see a smile creep over his face as he was trying to make sense of it all. Telling a border crossing guard you drove 2 hours to play pinball is something you just can't make up

    By the end he was smiling and asked if they had TAF at the place I went. I told him no, but that they had a TZ. He smiled again and said, "Ah, I remember that one", and let me go. It was the smoothest, quickest encounter I've ever had coming back into the country.

    #2 9 years ago

    Haha...
    I get the same when I tell them I am going to play board games all weekend in Michigan.

    "What like monopoly?"
    "ummm... sure"

    #3 9 years ago

    Nice story Gusphan, I may have to use that coming back from Montreal soon

    #4 9 years ago

    At least he didn't ask what a pinball was. I've had people wonder why a grown man would play pinball. Like who else is gonna play them?

    #5 9 years ago

    Interestingly enough, when I was crossing into Canada, the border guard there gave me the hardest time when I told him I was headed to play pinball...

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