For those of you traveling during the holidays please remember this one thing:
Take extra time to get anywhere you need to go- because more people are traveling during this time of year. And remember to have extra patience because the people working at customs, airlines, and airports don’t want to be there over the holidays any more than you do.
Many years ago when I was a University student I was on a bus going to Daytona beach for a week of Spring Break partying. When we stopped at the US border, one of the other guys on the bus, not the sharpest tool in the shed, decided to speak up loudly while the customs officer was asking passengers for ID. The guy was trying to be cool, saying “What’s taking so long? These guys are so slow”, and others on the bus were laughing.
Sure enough, when the customs officer got to him, he was asked to step off the bus and the next thing we saw were his bags being removed. He never made it for the vacation which he had already paid for.
I think about this when I feel myself getting impatient with customs or airport staff.
Have a great and safe holiday season.