Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Immigration free-for-all

We arrived at the Dominican Republic, went through immigration, then customs, and met our driver right outside the airport.  He said it was a good time to go to the bathroom as we had an hour drive ahead of us.  I went to the bathroom and when I came out, my wife wasn't there, only the driver and our suitcases.  He explained that Allison had realized she was missing her purse (and everything in the purse, including her passport), and ran into the airport to look for it.

A few minutes later Allison came out with the purse and explanations.  She recounted that before originally coming out of the airport, when we were waiting for our suitcases to come out, she had asked where the bathroom was, and they told her it was back before immigration, but that she could just walk around immigration and then come back also around without needing to talk to any immigration officer.  She did so, but she left her purse.  So once again she walked all over the airport, walking in and out of immigration without talking to anyone, and finally found her purse where she had left it.  It was an all-around free-for-all.

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