Monday, May 14, 2012

Nervous but not what "they" were thinking

Saturday morning I was getting ready to get on my plane to the US and sometimes they have people there to ask everyone additional questions when you are flying to the US...so stupid.

So I'm talking to the woman there who is speaking very quietly while the people next to me are talking quite loud.  I'm answering all her questions then she's like ok wait a minute.  So I'm waiting and then some guy comes over and starts asking me the same questions.  Then after a while he is like are you nervous? Are you afraid of flying?  I'm like no...  Then I said, well I'm always a bit nervous when speaking in Dutch but otherwise no.  Then he's like o, I speak in English too.  So he asked me some more questions in English then sent me with some more people to get all of my stuff and myself hand screened in some back room.  I was like WTF, but honestly did not really care too much because all I had to do was wait anyway.

The funny part is that all the people that I was dealing with throughout this experience were telling me that I speak Dutch well...guess I just have to work on the nervous aspect of it because apparently I am a security threat otherwise! :-)

Anyway, of course everything checked out and made it to the plane with plenty of time.  One good thing did come out of it though.  The one guy was asking what was in my short pockets and I told him nothing, but...my sunglasses were in there.  Cool!  I totally forgot to pack them but I guess they were packed anyway and now I know that I have them with me.

Goal for my next flight to America: Get thought the screening process without people being suspicious of me because I am nervous while speaking in Dutch!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm sure anyone would be a little nervous if 2 people were firing questions at you whether you're speaking English or Dutch! You probably handled the situation better than most. XO MOM