Los Angeles - LAX Nightmare

Los Angeles, 06/11/2017

Fifteen hours on two flights to get to Los Angeles, all for a fifteen-minute meeting at the Spanish Consulate to apply for my Spanish Non-Lucrative Residency. Non-Lucrative meaning, I am a) financially sound enough not to have Spain financially support me and b) I am not taking a Spanish job away from a Spaniard, since they have 20% unemployment.

LAX was beyond crazy, I have never seen such a mess. Our flight landed and drove around the International terminal three times because there was a plane in our gate. Apparently, this is an ongoing issue, since our flight back to Spain was late taking off because it too had to wait for a place to get out of its gate!

Barbara was meeting me in Los Angeles for a few days visit, and she was standing outside customs for almost three hours while I was delayed. She and I were texting back and forth during this time and it was getting funnier and funnier as the time dragged on. She felt bad that she hadn’t made a sign for me, so she was going to ask the folks next to her if she could borrow theirs. Here’s the result.

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