Friday, May 9, 2008

Sniff Petrol

While crossing the border into the States from my recent journey to the Great White North, with the absence of US Border Agents whom were apparently once again on their lunch break? I had time to ponder the following thoughts, as our Greyhound bus driver so frustratingly noted… It’s NOT like they DON’T know we’re coming, since we arrive at the same time every day! But hey, we’ll come out and get you when we Damn well feel like it…

Thus I sat there staring at the NEVER ending convoy of diesel Semi-haulers streaming across the border as it was simply Wall to Wall Tractor Trailers at least two or three lanes wide… And to think we’re gonna Wien ourselves off of that NASTY black oily stuff, eh? Yet this black tar gold is apparently what the Turks are currently bombing the Kurds over… Not to mention that we’ve just recently passed the anniversary of the Armenian massacre that the Turkish Government refuses to recognize…

And while listening to the CBC News for any updates on Toronto’s favourite son Paul Tracy, I was immediately taken aback by the HIPPOCRACY SPEWING OUT OF our First Lady Laura “Pickles” Bush’s mouth… While apparently playing the “BLAME GAME” by pointing fingers at the Burma Junta over its apparent lack of action over the current natural disaster that has struck them… As all I could hear myself saying was; How’d that Hurricane Katrina work out?

After a ridiculously long wait I was awoken from these thoughts as our bus driver announced that we’d finally been granted permission to pull forwards and begin the ridiculous portion of our Border crossing adventure as everything needed to be removed from the bus, then please take your luggage inside to be X-Rayed while being interviewed by the Border agents…

And although I was the very last person in line, this is always a good thing as I breezed right thru while there appeared to be 4-6 other persons who’d failed to have their Visas/Paper work correctly filled out… As the man ahead of me was from Sweden and I just sat there thinking he must get a lot of jokes about playing basketball as he seemed even taller than Justin Wilson…

Having finally managed to get everybody processed and reboarded… We were only DETAINED One hour, SHEISA!

As the couple seated in front of me were from Heidelberg, Germany and were becoming concerned about what time they’d be getting into Seattle as they were trying to get to the airport in time to catch there flight back to Frankfurt and were apparently cutting it close. You see, in Germany there’s Trains running everywhere and they run on time…

They’d come to Canada to participate in some sort of running event, I believe it was a half marathon? Since the lady mentioned how you needed a time to qualify for New York since there’s so many people wanting to take part in that event, as she kibitzed with the retired school teacher lady who’d taken my seat…

I overheard that they had seven children ages 7-23 and had taken part in the running event just for fun, as I’m guessing the current exchange rate made it possible, eh? As I told them it would most likely take another hour by bus from the Bus terminal to the airport as we were surrounded by traffic everywhere the eye wandered... But hey, how ‘bout ‘dem Politicians who are currently promising to cure everything! All uze gotta do is vote for ‘dem, SHEISA!

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