Thursday, August 26, 2004

Border Guards and Body Functions Don't Mix

I saw this one on Myway News:

A Montana college student was threatened with criminal charges for clogging a toilet while returning to the US from Canada. He was being cited for alcohol possession, and had to use the bathroom. I know that border guards tend to be humor impaired on the job, but this is a little silly.

Don't get me wrong. It has to be far from fun to check IDs and search vehicles all day, especially when the country is in a more than reasonable state of paranoia. But really, it can't be all that uncommon to come across travelers who have the need for an emergency purge.

I guess in this age of heightened security, you have to be careful how you do the dookie.