Tuesday, May 17, 2011
"Need to Get a Bond"
Dave came in yesterday, and to his surprise and mine too, he was stopped at Customs. The crime: bringing in an OLD video camera, a few of boxes videotapes, lizards poles, flagging etc. -- the same stuff we have brought every year for the last 5 years without any problems. Every day is a NEW day in paradise. You should have seen his face when the customs agent told him "that he needed to get a bond" to be able to collect his luggage. After a series of long discussions, which included multiple times being told he needed a special permit to do a "photo shoot," we were able to collect the luggage ... but not without paying a hefty deposit, 45% of the total value of the OLD pieces of equipment! One more permit to get next year, WAHOOO!!!!!