April 6, 2017 2:16am CST
The first post I read this morning was about crossing the Canadian /US border. I have never had to do that. However the post set off some memories. Crossing from Turkey to Greece in the 1970's with rucksacks on our backs my ex husband and I were searched. The guards picked up the suspicious looking white bullet like things in my pack. Eventually, after my ex shouting at them "for a woman!" for some time they looked very sheepish and let us through. However we then had to empty our packs on the Greek side as well It seems tampons were known to the Greeks and not the Turkish at the time.
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6 Apr 17
We cross the border frequently and have only been "searched" once. With three teenage girls and me using the van for work....they opened the glove box....several sanitary napkins....looked in everyone's purse....seemed we all had a couple. My daughters were mortified....my husband a bit chagrined.....I thought it was hilarious.
12 Apr 17
What an experience. When i crossed our border long ago when my children were still in the car with me, we were searched and had to leave the car and go inside. When we got back my youngest ( a diabetic) back pack was open and his needle and meds were showing, I asked why and the woman I asked said just to let you know that we did search and we understand diabetic people carry needles... I guess if it wasn't opened i would think they didn't look..???
6 Apr 17
that is funny but embarrassing! I have been pulled over and searched a number of times while entering the US. Then had to fill out paperwork. I found it embarrassing and frustrating. I haven't been to the US in years now. It just always seemed like such a hassle while other people just drove on through without a problem.