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[–] CrustyBeaver52 1 points 6 points (+7|-1) ago 

If you are referring to the customs people?

I interviewed to be a customs officer once - I do hold all of the proper credentials - that is, all of the proper credentials except one.

Customs officers are hired, for the most part, because they have asshole personalities. (Same is true for tax collectors, btw...,) This is deliberately done, but they don't tell you about that before the interview process - normal people need not apply, they don't want that. You are specifically selected for your lack of compassion, and your willingness to follow the strict rules and guidelines, without question. This attribute is considered far more important than intelligence - especially when you consider that intelligence might cause you to question those same rules.

Strangely enough - it makes sense to me - these people are the guard dogs on our borders - better for them to err on the side of caution. Given the choice to change the policy, I would probably leave it exactly as it is now.

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[–] gazillions 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Guard dogs? The British guard dogs are guarding islamic home invaders and attacking the owner.

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[–] Maroonsaint 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I would hire only racist white people and racist black people then I would force them to work together and put amphetamines in the coffee then leave the heat on 24/7

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[–] ThirteenthZodiac 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I chuckled at that mental image.

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[–] sir_andy_of_bad 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

That makes me feel gross.

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[–] Tsilent_Tsunami 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

these people are the guard dogs on our borders - better for them to err on the side of caution.

Exactly.