Serial novel ALL THE PEOPLE YOU CAN EAT Chapter 4: Alfred and his model face U.S. Customs
There were moments when Alfred wished America were as corrupt as other countries when it came to the picayune matters of everyday life. On the grand scale, of course, America was more corrupt and venal than all other industrial countries put together, with the greediest elite that ever sucked up a nation’s tax dollars. But when it came to the little nuisances of petty officialdom, things were different. You could never be sure, for example, how an immigration official would respond to the minor hint of one hundred dollars.
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