Along the increasingly militarized USA-Mexico border some people are having fun. They play an volleyball using the wall that defines the border as the net! It attracts spectators and a good time is had by all.
All this activity finally brings down the hammer of the border patrol, and a jeep shows up to separate us. The officer is friendly but firm. Heâ€™s just come on shift and has no idea weâ€™ve been playing volleyball over the fence for the past hour.
He tells us that a daredevil launched himself across the border in a cannon a while back, but that ours was, in fact, the first-ever game of international border volleyball.
â€œAnd it worked over that tall fence?â€
â€œYup,â€ we say. â€œWeâ€™re up for one more round if you want to play.â€
â€œNo, man,â€ the officer says. â€œIâ€™m on duty.â€