Meg and I recently went to a wedding where the groom and half the guests were Brits. The best man, a Brit, the brother of the groom, recounted, in his speech, his experience in customs:
‘When I arrived in Australia I was handed a form to complete that included the following question, “Do you have a criminal record?” This concerned me: I had no idea that having a criminal record was still a requirement.’
This was followed by some chuckles, and then some boos.
He said, ‘I anticipated a mixed response’.