Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Attitude Barrier

AKL passport control. "When did you buy your ticket?" "Do you have relatives here?" "Where have you been in the last 12 months?" Unfriendly tone. Sour frown. Interrogative stare. Then when I answered, "I'm here to run the marathon." to his what-is-your purpose-of-visit-question he had a change of heart. "I wish I could do a marathon. I did some half marathons." "Is this your first marathon?" "How many marathons so far?" "What is your best time?" "Good luck!" Pleasant tone. A smile! Inquisitive stare. 

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