I mentioned that I brought home some delicious and hardy German bread from a cool bakery I found on Hauptstraße. I explained it was called "Candy Mix" and she got all flustered like it was actually filled with candy. I told her that it was a truly multigrain bread unlike the brown white bread we get in the US. I told her it was covered and filled with nuts and seeds. We proceeded to have this conversation.
K: Did you claim it on your customs form?
M: Seeds? No. That part of the form is about plants and plantable seeds. Like Agriculture.
K:It doesn't matter. It doesn't specify what kind of seeds.
M: Would you really would have claimed a loaf of multigrain bread because of the seeds.
K:Yes, I would.
K:Yes, it says seeds.
M:Would you claim a poppyseed muffin?
M:A poppyseed muffin? Come on.
K:Well, did I eat it at the airport?
M:If you did you wouldn't have to claim it.
K:Then yes, still.
M: Have you ever heard anybody talk about the Spirit of the Law over the Letter of the Law?
K:Sure, I know the letter of the law.
M:That's for sure.
And you might extrapolate that working and traveling with her is a freaking treat. I'm not saying that I enjoy "rule breakers" but I certainly do not enjoy strict adherents to the rules. No fun. No fun at all.