OFFICER: May I see your passport please? CHARLES: Here is my passport. And this is the declaration form. OFFICER: What is the purpose of your visit to the United States? CHARLES: Business. I have a trade convention I'm attending in Chicago. OFFICER: This visa is good for two weeks. Do you intend to stay longer than that? CHARLES: No. I will fly back twelve days from now. OFFICER: And you will do some traveling while you are here? CHARLES: Yes, I want to spend a couple days in New York. I have friends there I will visit. OFFICER: What do you have in the bag, Mr. Lee? CHARLES: Just my cameras, my clothes, and some books. OFFICER: You're not carrying any food with you today? CHARLES: No. OFFICER: Okay, Mr. Lee. This is just a routine check. Would you mind opening the bag for me? CHARLES: Alright. OFFICER: Hmm. You have three cameras. Are you a photographer? CHARLES: No, my company makes cameras.Well, I'm also a photographer, but two of these are for our display. OFFICER: I see. And what's in this bag? CHARLES: Egg tarts. OFFICER: I thought you said you didn't have any food with you today. CHARLES: I thought you meant vegetables and meat when you asked me. Things like that.I don't have any vegetables. OFFICER: I'm sorry, Mr. Lee. Egg tarts are food too. We will have to confiscate these. CHARLES: Confiscate? OFFICER: Yes, we will have to dispose of them. CHARLES: It's too bad. They are very delicious. OFFICER: I know. One out of every three travelers from Taiwan seems to be carrying them.They are being smuggled in by the thousands. CHARLES: Oh, well. Not by me. OFFICER: No, not today at least. Enjoy your visit to the United States, Mr. Lee. CHARLES: Thank you.