An Expediting Fee

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Next... Matteson Perry and his friend Brad were backpacking, about to cross from Thailand into Cambodia. The line across the border would take hours, standing in stifling heat. Help seems to come when the guys get an offer. If they had over their passport and $10 each, the could skip the line, so they do it. A few minutes later, they realize they might have made a huge mistake.

Matteson Perry is one of the hosts of the Moth StorySlam in Los Angeles. His first book, Available: A Memoir of Heartbreak, Hookups, Love, and Brunch, comes out in May and is available for pre-order now.

Matteson and Brad in Cambodia
Photo courtesy Matteson Perry



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