Living in Latin America, you frequently hear things that you just have to stop and say, "Huh?" Â For instance, today I was leaving Belize having just presented ECI's Grand Baymen community on Ambergris Caye Belize.Â When I was checking into the Continental flight to Houston, I approached the counter and was confronted by one of the security personnel who asked me if I had any conch shells.
Had Belize Law Changed?
Now my first thought was that the law had changed and people were not permitted to remove the conch shells from BelizeÂ any longer. Â When I asked when the law changed, the security woman told me, "No, it's still OK to take conch shells, but you have to pack them into checked baggage. Â They are considered a dangerous weapon."
A friendly Laugh over Conch
I found this funny on several levels and had a good laugh. Â Even better, she laughed with me. Â Sometimes silly is just plain silly. Â Belize and its peopleÂ still have the common sense and human touch that drew me there and let me fall in love some 18 years ago. Â You better Belize it.