Wednesday, November 23, 2005
I am in Miami today as a guest of the National Union of Kuwaiti Students - US Chapter. It's their annual conference this week and they have been kind enough to invite me to talk about... blogging! I still can't believe they found me interesting enough to invite. I'll be posting from the conference, and let's just hope I don't screw up my speech/presentation/whatever..
The flight from Kuwait to Miami (via London) was more boring than tiring, and when we got to Miami I was taken in along with a few other Kuwaiti travelers into the immigration "holding pen". I didn't understand why, since I've been going to the US every year and at JFK I sail through immigration as fast as I do at Kuwait Airport. They have my fingerprints on file since 2003, and I kept telling the officer about it but it was like talking to a brick wall.
With this so-called "special relationship" between Kuwait and the USA, you'd think all this nonsense at the airports would decrease. But apparently not, and I hear that Miami airport is staffed by morons anyway. And then of course I remember all the hell that we used to put people through at Kuwait Airport, so I guess it's karmic payback time!
Watch this space for updates from the conference.