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A sad commentary on the American public school system. It'd have been easier to say "I'm from Canada, eh."
By: PT Dilloway on January 17, 2014
HA! Our wives always have a way to bring us down to earth.
By: David Walston on January 17, 2014
Good story. I like your chutzpah.
By: Suldog on January 17, 2014
oh my....you are a tenacious critter aren't you? And as to Puerto Rico...I'm sure that you would love it there as well.
By: Oma Linda on January 17, 2014
Good for you- and also good thing the guy didn't happen to be from Puerto Rico.
By: Shelly on January 17, 2014
You can be an honorary Canadian. We're pretty multi-cultural. There would be no way to tell. :)
By: Ken on January 17, 2014
I admire your cheek , Stephen. If it's any consolation, I thought Puerto Rico was in South America - I'm a sad indictment of the British educationalsystem.
By: Bryan Jones on January 17, 2014
laughing out loud!
By: TexWisGirl on January 17, 2014
Ha, ha, well whatever, you got in that's the main thing. I admire your nerve I would never get away with doing that!
By: LL COOL JOE on January 17, 2014
You COULD have told them you were from Israel--You DO have chutzpah!!
By: fishducky on January 17, 2014
Well done. I would have let you in as soon as you said you had to go home the next day. Love, Janie
By: Janie Junebug on January 17, 2014
What a silly and ridiculous decision on the part of the museum! Good for you- I'd probably have said Canada! By the way while I was living in Spain back in the early '70s I went to Madrid for 5 days and spent a full day at the Prado. I limited myself to Goyas, Bosch, Velazquez and el Greco. It was wonderful.
By: Kathe W. on January 17, 2014
Ha! Smooth move, Ex Lax. Think they would have bought, "Howdy, I'm from the Republic of Texas. Step aside, son"? :)
By: Scott Cody Park on January 17, 2014
10% of NYC is from Puerto Rico, but all is well that ends well...nice Puerto Rico accent btw.
By: Cranky on January 17, 2014
Makes me wonder what he would have thought if i'd said i was from Barrel L'Orange!
By: mimi on January 17, 2014
Yes, maybe you choked, but you did get in. Good for you.
By: Tom Cochrun on January 17, 2014
Smooth move and regardless of a minor detail, it sure worked. Lucky you, great show and a good laugh.
By: Akansas Patti on January 17, 2014
That is so funny! Awesome that you got to see the Goyas. I lived in NYC and visited the MOMA. It was cool. I think I liked DC's Nat'l Gallery best though. Thanks for the laughs! :)
By: Lexa Cain on January 17, 2014
Great story! Sometimes rules really stink and make people tell lies!
By: red on January 17, 2014
Too funny! I especially liked the "...where she could wait for me to be thrown out of the building..."
By: Pixel Peeper on January 17, 2014
I love the Met... saw drawings of Da Vinci's there about ten years ago. Funny story. Silly Amurikans! ;)
By: Hilary on January 17, 2014
Go you! I love how you were so compelled to crash it. I would have probably done the same thing. I don't think I would have picked PR though! hahaha that's funny!
By: Bouncin Barb on January 17, 2014
Dang! Of all the times you needed your mom to be with you to talk about your Portuguese heritage!
By: Val on January 17, 2014
Too much pressure... lol
By: Daniel LaFrance on January 18, 2014
Ha ha ha, I love Mrs C! First, I would have sat my butt on the bench, too, while you went off to sneak in, but her comment on Puerto Rico killed me.
By: Kianwi on January 18, 2014
Wonderful! Reading this, it did not occur to me that Puerto Rico is part of the US. My hubby has talked our way into a couple of exhibitions. He once convinced a gallery person in San Francisco that we had come all the way from Minnesota just for this Impressionist show and we had to go back that evening. Meanwhile I'm embarrassed because she's going to think we're too stupid to plan ahead. But I brushed that aside and enjoyed the exhibit. :)
By: Nancy/BLissed-Out Grandma on January 18, 2014
well done Stephen. another funny story with a happy ending :)
By: Fran on January 18, 2014
Another great story.
By: John on January 20, 2014
Haha..that is funny. Given how many people are clueless to geography, the odds were probably in your favor....but then again you seem to have a fair amount of good luck.
By: Cheryl P. on January 20, 2014
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