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in the Eurostar terminal in Paris 2 last year.
I had been travelling to and back form Poland as a child throughout the eighties, and then to and from Eastern Europe (including FRY and Russia) in the late nineties for business purposes. The rudest and most invasive question though I did get on this Eurostar terminal. The customs officers asked me questions such as "what's your occupation in the UK ?" "your husband's ? "does he consume drugs ?". I had been taught not to respond aggressively, but inside I was shaking with offence. I thought afterwards that if I had responded and expressed my disagreement with the way I was being treated, I would not have felt so demeaned and bruised.

When through hell, just keep going. W. Churchill
by Agnes a Paris on Sun Jan 8th, 2006 at 11:47:15 AM EST
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