Date: Tue, 19 Mar 96 13:05:44 -0800
From: Peter Langston <psl>
Subject: Heathrow Hijinks
Forwarded-by: "Jack D. Doyle" <doylej@PEAK.ORG>
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Oded Feingold)
I was once with a tour group visiting the UK. As we filed past the
immigration officer (at Heathrow), each one showed his passport, was
asked why (s)he was visiting ["Well sir, I'm with this group that is
visiting your lovely ..."], and got a one-week tourist visa stamp.
When it was my turn, I said I was going to topple the oppressive
government and the entire class system, teach everyone to cook like the
French, and free the masses from their servitude, but since I didn't
want to stay and experience the ensuing chaos, I might as well get a
tourist visa too.
He said "Normally I'd tell you such a job is rather a large undertaking,
and stamp you for two weeks, but I suspect you're kidding," and gave me
the same as the rest.
© 1996 Peter Langston