12/05/07 Grif.Net – Kids and Luggage

12/05/07 Grif.Net – Kids and Luggage

[Forwarded from Mary L]

After an overnight flight to meet my father at his latest military
assignment, my mother wearily arrived at Rhein-Main Air Base in Germany,
with my eight siblings and me (all under age 11), in tow. Collecting our
many suitcases, the ten of us entered the cramped customs area. A young
customs official watched our entourage in disbelief. “Ma’am,” he said, “do
all these children and all this luggage belong to you?”

“Yes, sir,” my mother said with a sigh. “They’re all mine.”

The customs agent began his interrogation: “Ma’am, do you have any weapons,
contraband or illegal drugs in your possession?”

“Sir,” she calmly answered, “if I’d had any of those items, I would have
used them by now.”

The official allowed us to pass without opening a single suitcase.

Dr Bob Griffin,
1 cross + 3 nails = 4 given