Hundreds of various thoughts and dreams crossed my mind, awakened frightened because of wind shears. Still feeling sleepy, the captain started talking about the weather In Houston and how much time left till landing. We would approach Houston in a short time and my first day in the united States was about to begin. My first day In the United States disturbed me too much although It ended well. At this time one of the stewardesses came to me and gave me special form for US arrival security. I have a thing about filling out the forms and I felt happy.
But after a while, I felt annoyed because of the many forms that I received. At last the airplane came to a bumpy landing. The airplane went over a long way and at the end parked near one of the floating aisles. German passengers talked with sleepy and deadpan faces which made me feel tired, unwilling to get up from my seat. The cabin’s cold and timeworn air disturbed me during the nine hours flight. I thought that at least I could smell freedom after that, but still I could not smell anything in the air. Leaving the plane, I wobbled and I felt cramped.
Although I thought we would directly go Inside the terminal, the captain said because of some technical problems we have to use the portable stairs and buses to each the terminal entrance. Warm winds relaxed me after all. The airport looked amazing to me, huge and completely equipped. I felt curious to go around and take a look. But I relented soon; heavy sweat did not let me to continue in the hot and humid weather. When I entered the terminal, the cold air welcomed me again. One of the airport’s agents guided the foreign passengers including me to the entrance No. . The situation could be better than that; passengers of four or five flights were all smashed In the same terminal waiting on long lines for their paperwork. “I will never et tout here” I thought. “C’mon you can do it! It will take an hour or two, not more” I mentioned to myself again. Dying for a seat, hopelessly I waited for about one hour in a line. Then I started to look around. I saw many agents and officials in the area, carefully inspecting passenger’s papers and passports. Emissaries’ suspicious looks annoyed me.
After I passed my papers to the auditor, she said “you have to go to the Special Registration Room. An official will guide you there in a minute k? ” “k. No problem” I answered. I thought that I would have more fun than a normal trip. Yes sir. Where should we go? ” “Come after me” I trailed him to the Special Registration room. I sat for one boring hour and at last the agent called my name incorrectly: “Named? Is Named here? ” “Here, I’m right here. ” “Come here please. ” I went to the large board and he gave me some papers again to fill out. This is disgusting. He could give me these papers in the last past hour that I had nothing to do but sitting on the uncomfortable bench! ” I thought again. “At least you will be free after this. ” I tried to cool myself down. “l don’t think so! ” I mentioned to myself one more time. He started to ask me questions. “k Named, you’re from Iran and what is your purpose for visiting the United States? ” “Please that’s Mooed and Reran” I wanted to tell him. “I’m here to study sir. ” “May I see your wallet? ” Unexpectedly, he asked. Yes sir, but there is nothing in it! Even a penny ” . I answered. “You do have an ID card, don’t hay? ” “Sorry, no, the only valid ID that I have with myself is my passport sir. ” “Where did you get your visa? ” “Dublin embassy, United Arab Emirates, you do know no diplomatic relation between United states and my country caused me to pay $2000 more. I smiled stupidly. While I was hardly trying to stop my malapropism, for the first time I felt a powerful nostalgia. “l want to come here for study” “When did you get your visa? “l think it was exactly one month and five days ago” “Okay let’s see. Stay here and I will call you again” “Alright, but I want to talk to my friend and tell him I will get out in a while, is there any phones around here that can I use? ” “Sir this is the special registration room, you can’t move from here until I let you go. ” He finished the discussion toughly. Weird and bitter dialogue finished at last. The nostalgia had gotten more and more powerful by that time. I felt upset during the next hour. I thought that I would stay in detention for some days.
Finally the non-rapturous “Special Registration” had finished after about six hours and I took my baggage and ran out of there as fast as I could. I started to look around for my friend. Trying to find a phone to call him, someone came to me, someone who looked so familiar to me. “Oh my Gosh, is that you Amid? ” he said. “Sean?! ” I answered doubtful. “What the hell? You’ve changed a lot! It has been two years since the last time that we met” I’m really glad to see you again” “Me too” “Hey man! Where is your stuff? Let’s take them to my car.
It’s right in front of the entrance! ” I felt relaxed after all those drab incidents. The situation had exhausted both of us, so, we Jumped into the car rapidly. I was so hungry that I could eat a horse! I told him to take us to a restaurant to eat something. In the way, I saw large acres of natural land right in the middle of the city. High and numerous bridges was the quaintest image in the way. My high curiosity did not let “Yeah! Too many highways and almost all of them floating on air” How was your trip? ” he asked me this time to change the discussion. Terrible! They took me and some other middle eastern passengers in the Special Registration room for a long time. ” “Yeah I know, that’s pretty awful” We went to a Chili’s restaurant and I hardly tried to drag my rigid body to the place. Starving extremely, we ordered two Fajitas. We both recruited from the food after the whole disgusting day. When we reached his home, I could collapse at anytime. Relieving shower and after that neat and comfortable bedroom were the best things on that terrible day. I had a disturbing experience that d