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Old May 16th, 2006, 12:40 AM
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On our last cruise to Mexico, we were asked by a couple if we would claim some of their alcohol as ours so they wouldn't have to pay duty on it. Since both my wife and I are non-drinkers and so had no booze ourselves we agreed.

You would think that they would of said thank you for doing that, but I guess that was just too difficult. Instead they complained because they had to wait while we went through customs. After that we decided we would never do that for people again.

And yes, I know we shouldn't of done it.
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I can't believe those people didn't thank you for doing that, so much for being nice. I will remember this if someone should ask me to do that.
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that is very inconsiderate not to mention rude of them.
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Those are most likely the same people that eat in the alternate dining on the last night so they don't have to face the waitstaff when they don't tip. Crude and inconsiderate.
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If you could have, it would have nice BEFORE you cleared customs to hand them back their alcohol, and say, "Here you do it, we're done!"
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I considered just keeping the alcohol because while we don't drink, we have many friends who do. If they had tried to take it away we could just claim we were being robbed. I mean...what are they going to say, "Hey thats my booze that you just snuck through customs for us!" The only problem is that my wife and I would of gotten in trouble as well.
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Sounds like you helped out selfish, greedy, ungrateful people. Chalk it up to experience. Personally I think people like this are a small minority. Hell, I'd have kissed you if you did a favour like that for me
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Old July 18th, 2006, 02:40 PM
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I considered just keeping the alcohol because while we don't drink, we have many friends who do. If they had tried to take it away we could just claim we were being robbed. I mean...what are they going to say, "Hey thats my booze that you just snuck through customs for us!" The only problem is that my wife and I would of gotten in trouble as well.
That's exactly what I was thinking. As far as getting in trouble, the only was I see you getting in trouble is if they had a receipt proving they purchased it, but then they get in trouble too. If they don't, as far as the police are concerned, you claimed it and brought it through customs, it would be yours.
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Those are most likely the same people that eat in the alternate dining on the last night so they don't have to face the waitstaff when they don't tip. Crude and inconsiderate.
which is why most lines automatically charge tips now.
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You don't want to mess with customs these days but could I get someone to let me have their kids so I don't have to pay taxes I promise to give them back. Not really you could of got into real trouble but you are correct it was rude of the other couple. What would they of saved $6.
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