Incompetence at the Border
Tom Kyte, Oracle database expert, relays a surreal story of a border crossing into the U.S. from Canada:
He clicks on it and it asks for a password. He looks surprised and says “it needs a password”. I was like – that is OK, I have it, here you go… Now he is logged in. But — my desktop looks a tad different from most — there is no IE on the desktop, just the recycle bin and a folder called programs — nothing else.
He really doesn’t know what to do now. No special searching software, nothing. He looks at me and says “you know what we are doing here right?”. I said — not really (I knew what we were doing, I read the news and all, but just said “no”). “Well” he says “we are looking for pornography”. Ahh I say… Ok, no problem.
But he is stuck. There is nothing familiar. So he clicks on the start menu and finds “My Pictures”. You know, if I was into that — that is precisely where I would stick all of my porn — right there in “My Pictures”. He goes into it — and sees all of my folders. And all of my pictures, which we looked at. He said “wow, you travel a lot”, I said “yup”.