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You’re glad to have the support.


But you worry about blowback if the problem gets resolved out in the open.

“I don’t want to make enemies here,” you explain, and she immediately understands.

“Just bring your vehicle,” she says. I’ll be at the gate.

As you drive back to the gate a few minutes later the head of Civil Aviation is standing beside the soldier who stopped you. She smiles in greeting and waves you through. You see the look of shock on the soldier’s face, but he covers it and waves you through as well.

Inwardly you relax. Now he knows you're a friend of his boss, he won't want to bother you. He knows, and you know, that you could have made his life very difficult.

Based on your culutral knowledge, you know you’ll have no more trouble with the man.

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