When I entered the USA yesterday, I had an interesting interaction with the customs agent.
Customs Agent: Where are you coming from?
Frozen Garlic: I live in Taiwan.
CA: Oh yeah? What brings you here?
FG: I’m going to a conference.
CA: Which one?
FG: The American Political Science Association.
CA: Hey I used to be a member of that!
CA: Yeah, I wrote my masters thesis on Taiwan’s strategic relations with China. Hey, what do you think about the USA inviting Taiwan to take part in the RIMPAC military exercises? Oh, and what’s your opinion of President Ma?
This was the first time I’ve ever had an actual conversation with a customs agent, and I was too flabbergasted to participate in it.