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Sunday, July 26, 2009

And we still made it through the border!

Live from Waterloo is on holidays until August 1st, 2009
image Picture from skootaway.com
 
CanadaI mentioned on Friday that even the lady at the CDN Border crossing thought we were crazy, given the exorbitant amount of kilometres we’ve travelled lately. Well, here’s the actual conversation we had as we were coming back from Washington DC on Tuesday (I know, I’m a day late):
 
Customs Lady: How long have you been in the US?
Gaby: A day and a half
CL (puzzled): When did you leave Canada
Me: On Sunday night, at around 9PM
CL: Where did you go?
Gaby: Washington DC
CL: You travelled all the way to DC and you’re back just one day later? Why did you go there?
Gaby: It was my birthday!
CL: ?
Gaby (starting to notice how silly we sounded): Well, we just wanted to spend my birthday with our family.
Me: Yes, my brother and his family live down there.
CL (almost giving up): Did you purchase or receive anything?
Gaby: Well, I got a plant from my sister-in-law, but it was a birthday gift.
CL: That’s it??? You didn’t purchase anything else?
Me: Nope, just gas and food for the trip.
CL (still incredulous): Nothing else, no alcohol, nothing at all?
Me and Gaby then suddenly realize that we have a box containing 24 bottles of beer in our trunk, which I bought for a friend, so we exclaimed in unison: Oh, yes, the beer!!!
CL (as if we didn’t know): I did ask if you have purchased anything, didn’t I?
Me (with my dumbest possible face): Yes,  I know, I completely forgot about the beer I bought. Sorry, it’s just that I don’t drink.
Gaby: And incidentally… we left two of our children at my brother-in-law’s place in Washington DC. They’ll be coming back on Friday.
CL: …
Me and Gaby: So…
CL: Go. Just go. Welcome to Canada.
 
IMG_0896Random travel picture by SantiFoto aleatoria de viaje por Santi
 
 
Argentina
Mencioné el viernes que la señorita en la frontera canadiense pensó que estábamos locos, dado el exorbitante número de kilómetros que hemos recorrido últimamente. Bueno, aquí les recreo la conversación que tuvimos con ella cuando volvíamos de Washington DC el martes (ya sé, un día tarde):
 
Señorita en la Aduana: Cuánto tiempo han permanecido en US?
Gaby: Un día y medio
SA (extrañada): Cuándo salieron de Canadá?
Yo: El domingo a eso de las 9PM
SA: Y adónde fueron?
Gaby: Washington DC
SA: Viajaron hasta DC y volvieron un día después? A qué fueron???
Gaby: Era mi cumpleaños!
SA: ?
Gaby (comenzando a notar lo extraño que sonaba todo): Bueno, queríamos pasar mi cumpleaños en familia.
Yo: Sí, y como mi hermano vive allí…
SA (casi rindiéndose): Compraron o recibieron algo durante su estadía?
Gaby: Bueno, mi cuñada me dio una plantita, pero fue un regalo de cumple.
SA: Eso es todo??? No compraron nada más?
Yo: Nop, solo combustible y comida para el viaje
SA (todavía incrédula): Nada más, nada de alcohol, nada de nada?
 
De repente Gaby y yo nos acordamos de que yo había comprado una caja con 24 botellas de cerveza para un amigo, las que estaban en el baúl, y exclamamos al unísono: Oh, sí, la cerveza!!!
SA (como si no supiéramos): Les pregunté o no si habían comprado algo?
Yo (con mi mejor cara de idiota): Sí, ya sé, me olvidé por completo de la cerveza que compré. Lo que pasa es que yo no bebo alcohol.
Gaby: Ah, y a propósito… dejamos a dos de nuestros hijos en casa de mi cuñado en Washington DC. Ellos vuelven el viernes.
SA: …
Gaby y yo: Entonces…
SA: Vayan. Váyanse, por favor. Bienvenidos a Canadá.
IMG_0900 I hope Santi will now accept that he did fall asleep during the trip…
Espero que ahora Santi acepte que sí durmió durante el viaje…
 
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4 comments:

  1. Hola Gabriel!
    Ustedes sí que viajan por carretera!!

    Saludos!!

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  2. I forgot about the beer. Oh yea, and the snake. A plant, some beer, and a large snake. That's not normal?

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  3. LOL...I ma sure he will really appreciate this photo on line...LOL

    Enjoy your trip:)

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  4. Oh my gosh. I think that's the funniest conversation I've heard in a long time. I could even see the look of exasperation on that lady's face.

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