I was told I had to get a passport before I could travel to Norway.
So I packed my bag and drove.
In the back of the car, a Norwegian policeman sat down beside me.
He told me I could go through the gate and get my passport.
I thought, ‘OK, now I can leave’.
I was going to Norway, he said.
I was not going to go through a gate.
But he did tell me that if I wanted to go I would have to get my own passport.
It was so unfair.
I didn’t know what was happening.
I went to the airport and told the Norwegian police officer that I had a passport.
He was surprised that I hadn’t been using a passport, and said he didn’t think that was right.
I told him it was a matter of safety.
I had been to Norway before and I didn and I wasn’t going to let them do that to me.
I asked him why I hadn�t used my passport, but he told me that the Norwegian authorities had already told him I had. I couldn�t understand why they were giving me a reason to be worried about something I hadn��t done.
They should have given me a warning, said the policeman.
I walked out of the airport, leaving behind my passport and my wallet.
I returned home, got my passport back and got back to work.
In Norway, I felt completely free.
It�s amazing that people think you can go anywhere in the world, anytime, anywhere, for free.