“Get out and get down behind the car.”
“What’s the $%#@s going on? What did I do?”
“Just get down… NOW.” The beefy agent told me.
Two lanes across, four US border patrol agents had guns drawn. Each pointed directly at the heads of the car’s passengers. Another two officers were behind poles also aiming guns at the car.
“Dios Mio!” (My God!)
“Yes, sir! I’ll get down.”
The kids thought it was all a game, and I was worried that they might run.
“Let’s play lie down on the floor,” I said.
We hit the deck and I covered them.
Meanwhile the agents made each occupant of the targeted vehicle exit the car one by one. They handcuffed them and led them away.
There’s never a dull moment on the Tijuana/San Ysidro border.
Actually that’s not true.
In reality there are a lot of deadly dull moments on that border.
You can see the boredom on the agent’s deadpan faces as they say, “Are you bringing anything from Mexico?”
Occasionally there’s real action but mostly it’s as tedious as a Latin grammar class.
You just sit in your car as the line moves snail pace to the inspection station.
At least that’s what most people do, just sit, stare and wait… and wait… and stare.
Not me though, I didn’t sit passively. That time was invested in changing my life.
That down time became my language time. I listened to every language method available on audio. I uncovered what worked and threw away what didn’t.
This led to the Synergy Spanish breakthrough and a system so refined it takes just 138 words to make as many as 88,000 Spanish phrases.
If you have just a few hours per week, this system refined over the years can turn you into a Spanish speaker.
All you do is press the play button and interact with the audio. You too come out the other side with Spanish skills most people can only dream of having.
Synergy Spanish has 68 audio tracks that you can use to change your life too.
You can get them on CDs or download them, put them on your iPod or any mp3 player and use them anywhere you go.
You can play them on your commute to work, when you go for a walk or even on the boring Tijuana border.