Sep 3, 2008

LOCK. YOUR. LUGGAGE.


Imagine for a second. You are traveling tomorrow. You packed your bags, beaming with joy. You are going on that really long vacation you were waiting for. The beach, the city, the country, snow, water, sand, jungle... it doesn't matter, picture the greatest place in the world according to you. Now imagine yourself checking the bag, getting on the plane, eating your nuts, sleeping... and finally getting there. Just one thing. You need to pass Customs and you have to show your bags.

Suddenly, 10 pouds of Marijuana are inside your luggage. You certainly didn't put it there and you cannot prove that single fact. Oh, did I mention you arrived in a country where corruption is the word of the week? What do you do then?

Ganja Queen is one of those documentary that scares the living shit out of you. First of all, because you start to think how many times you just check your bags at the airport, thinking that no one will just open it. In fact, trusting that it will be remain closed, just like you left it - and it will get to your hands again the same way. Schapelle Corby sure learned the hard way that a lock can actually prevent a shitload of problems.

This australian woman had traveled to Bali in October 2004 for a two week vacation. She is now serving a 20 year sentence because a 10 pound bag of weed was found in her unlocked boogie-board bag while being searched by customs officials. Is she a lesson for all of us? For me, definitively. Yes, I will lock the shit out of my bags. But I won't even check them anymore. Period. Even if I have to wash my Wonder Woman panties by hand when I travel because I didn't bring enough for the trip, I won't care. I'll smile and wash away because I know that I will be avoiding being turned into a mule.

Look. I know it can happen to me, it can happen to you. Some miserable piece of shit can either steal my camera right from my bag or place something really unholy inside it and me you pay for it. But do I have to make it easier for him? No way man. I am saran wrapping the hell out of my carry on and then duct taping myself to it. Period.

Traveling soon? Watch. This. Film. You better not check yo self, beeyatch.

4 comments:

RestrictionsApply said...

Is this on Netflix?

Me said...

Didn't appear listed. I'm gonna try to find the next showing and I'll let you know.

Me said...

Dude... Bit Torrent. The only way to see it 'cause the documentary had its last airing last night - it was running since June and I didn't catch it soon enough...

thedirtymexican said...

dude, take the corby story with a grain of salt. Was all over the news here in australia, and still is to a certain extent. Bascially, she's full of shit, either her, or one of her family members with her knowledge put the weed in that bag.

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