Friday, December 18, 2009
Lithuanian Seimas MP Haraldis Jonkovicius demands to know why Lithuanian seamen are discriminated against when traveling to the United States. The MP does not understand why Lithuanian seamen are required visas even though Lithuanian tourists enjoy visa free travel to the US. "This causes serious inconvenience and financial costs," said Jonkovicius, “and it’s not fair.” In response, a U.S. Customs official who wished to remain anonymous said “It’s the smell when those fellows come off the boat. Like old cheese, on the wharf. Like fish cheese. Hey, that might play in the old world, but over here in America we believe in processed cheese products. So we make them get visas. And a shower."