fri 26 sep 2008 18:17:19 homewood
how'd you get on the watch list?
yesterday two revenue officers from the IRS showed up at the door of my hotel room about a minute after i walked in. they interviewed me about my financial situation. during our conversation it sounded like mr parr in washington had not yet received my letter, so maybe they still do not know my correct address. another interesting remark: one of the men asked me:
"so what did you do to get on the watch list?"
i said "watch? somebody's watching me?"
"yeah, the homeland security watch list."
"oh, i thought they pulled me aside because i said i was carrying liverwurst."
so that's an interesting surprise. i have read that a lot of people get on the watch list for specious reasons. maybe my commitment to harmlessness is considered dangerous.