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Old 11-11-2019, 10:58 AM
 
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Been there many times, never thought of posting to a forum before. Some of these
are a bit facetious, and some are truly mysterious, but none are meant to cause offense.


Before I start - I fully understand it's the Island Life - it's culture - no tourist should expect culture to adapt to them. This is not about that. I have never expected anyone in any country to Do It My Way.


But questions remain:


In businesses with metal detectors (yes, I work in them) - I walk through, my laptop case goes around, usually slid down a table...where I pick it up and walk in. It could be full of hand grenades and ammunition. I have never - ever - had anyone look in my bag. Ever. What is the point of this exercise?


In other businesses, my trunk and laptop case are searched when I LEAVE the building...but not at lunch. Leaving at lunch, my trunk could be full of gold bars. Or dead bodies. And in any case, no inventory was taken on the way IN, so what are we looking for on the way OUT?


Traffic: How will a deaf person know when they're being pulled over, for speeding, for instance?


Related: Why are some street lights red? As in - maybe it's helping my night vision, but it is certainly not helping me see animals, people, or slow unlit vehicles. Dim red light is as dim as any other dim light.



Airports: This is where culture clash happens - the airline clock ain't stopping for nobody. Not really a question here...except, maybe, wondering how more flights aren't missed. From the traffic to the luggage check-in to the security line to the boarding process - no hurry whatsoever.



Airport follow-up: I don't understand the "fruit checker" (that's what I call it...you know what it is...). I set my carry on and baggage on it...it goes thru, I get a sticker...then carry my stuff all over God's creation before checking it in. I could put bushels of fruit in there before checking it in. What is the point of this?


I have so many more questions...seriously, after 20 years of traveling there for work, it never occurred to me until now to post these questions here!


Thanks in advance for your entertaining responses!
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