Originally Posted by makobuilders
That's right Paul. Real 3rd world mentality, but stamps, seals
and signatures on all sorts of BS documents have gotten me through a lot of gov't hassles in Syria, the Middle East and India
isn't much different
Neither is the USA.... The "3rd World" as you put it is not the only place where "BS documents" gets you passed the "3rd world mentality".
I once was transporting a gas turbine engine
to the USA and was stopped at the border when the radiation alarms went off. The inlet housing on the engine
was made of thoriated magnesium and was putting out enough radiation to be detected. They wouldn't allow me across the border and turned me around stating I had no permission or authority to transport nuclear material.
to the nuclear regulatory department and reply later and I wrote myself a letter as the owner of my company. Signed it. Scanned it. Sent it to my office and had my wife put our company stamp on it and drove back to the border where... I'm assuming you will agree... The "3rd world mentality" of the border guard was duly impressed and it got me where I wanted to go.
Perhaps a bit more gently with the use of terms that will offend. Not your intention I am sure as we all seem to love these out of the way places for the very fact that they ARE using old world technology and don't have the latest dell on the desk and still deal with paper and typewriters and use an abacus.
I think we can all agree beurocrats the world over love a good stamp... Not just "3rd world".
Anyhow... We are new here and not looking to argue...
just wanted to point out that in a public forum... One should be ever aware of how comments are perceived by a global population.
Or maybe I'm just overly Canadian in not wanting to offend anyone...
I'll shut up now.....