"Good morning" I said.
"Good morning. How are you doing?" Said the officer.
I was tired so I said "I'm doing alright." I think even when I'm ecstatic, I'm never truly honest when it comes to that question. I hand him my passport, he flips it open and sees this:
He starts laughing and manages to spit out between giggles "what happened?"
Keep in mind, I now look like this:
"Oh, I've been been hiking the PCT for the past few months. living out in nature and all."
He's got a grin across his face and prods a little more about the PCT. There are a few more questions about work. I tell him I'm unemployed at the moment but taught English in Japan. He switches to Japanese for a bit and then back to English.
"Got any pills or drugs on you?"
"Alrighty, have a good one and welcome back!"