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”.