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Re: French customs are not always pleasant

What an unpleasant remark. Prat.
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Re: French customs are not always pleasant

Teapot makes an interesting point; in France one does get the impression that certain branches of the State are too far removed from immediate accountability. This is one of the underlying issues of les Gilets Jaunes if they but knew it.

But I suspect that this is the case now in many states.
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<BLOCKQUOTE><table width="85%"><tr><td class="txt4"><img src="/forums/completefrance-forums/cs/Themes/default/images/icon-quote.gif">&nbsp;<strong>BritinBretagne wrote:</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="quoteTable"><table width="100%"><tr><td width="100%" valign="top" class="txt4">What an unpleasant remark. Prat.</td></tr></table></td></tr></table></BLOCKQUOTE>
Yes saying prat is unpleasant but who gives a flying feck what you think. You only appear on here to have a go, and one of the people responsible for keeping others away from this forum.
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Re: French customs are not always pleasant

 We have been stopped miles from any border too. Searched, but not to that extent.

The douanes seem to do exactly as they please and charge what they like if they decide some sort of payment is due.

As my good friend always says, c'est la France, qu'est que tu veux although it always sounds like kez tu veuxBlink [blink]

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Re: French customs are not always pleasant

My mechanic suggested that the reason they cleared off in a rush was that the chap knew he had damaged something when diesel landed in his face and they didn't want to be around when I found out and confronted them.

Four fit, tooled-up "soldiers" - I could have taken them easily.
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Re: French customs are not always pleasant

What exactly have they charged you for !?


I have been searched numerous times (travelling in a camper van) and have always found them to be very courteous. Usually at least one of them speaks good English.
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Perhaps they would have found something to charge me for if they hadn't caused the damage. Who knows?

But they have probably cost me a couple of hundred pounds in lost diesel and a repair bill. Plus the unpleasantness of driving a few hundred miles in raw diesel fumes.

That's all
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Re: French customs are not always pleasant

 Alan Zoff wrote:
Four fit, tooled-up "soldiers" - I could have taken them easily.
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