- Feb 16, 2005
- Scituate MA
Been crossing the Calais / St Stephen (US/Canada) border two times a year for more then 30 years. Sometimes by myself or with wife and four children. Funny how the agents attitude changes depending on each situation. One time wife forgot all passports. Canadian side tried to guilt us in to can't cross and 5 mins later after some discussion we were on our way. Most recently was by myself crossing in to US. I am just your avg Joe at 48 (I think??...white 48 year old male, bald, not dressed up,) and was driving the wife's Infiniti. He asked the basic questions...where you from, how long (4 days) then he asked me "is that your car?". Never got that before because was always in the minivan. Then asked me to open the back trunk gate which I had nothing but clothes and chips. On the way in to Canada she was busting me about to you have proof that you were born in NY...Proof? My Visa says that. (I did say I was going to visit family in NS which I was ). It was late but she asked I think if I had dirt/mud. I usually just tell the kids to pretend to be sleeping and no problems. Any insights or stories? Just chattin' here...Not mad.