I know all the rules from the manual regarding border posts and those “officials” working there.
I know one has to keep his cool, even if the “officials” act like idiots.
I tried my utmost best today. I counted to ten in Greek, prayed the roserary in Russian, thought with affection of Julius Malema, remembered with fondness the uphill battle waiting with the Sudanese visa, and then I profoundly swore at the ship officials and Greek immigration officials.
I never swore at anyone during the 2008 trip. I never called anyone an idiot in his face. I did it today.
And they deserved it.
I look forward to get off the ship in Haifa in 2 – 3 days’ time, that is if they don’t kick me off the ship tonight.