Danish customs officer’s visor cap
Lone, who used to clean our offices, gave this one to me. It is the older of two similar styles and had belonged to her brother. Except at the airport, I can’t remember ever having seen one of these caps in actual use, even though I’ve met an awful lot of toldvæsen (customs) officials. Usually it’s because someone’s sent me a cap as a gift and the Danish government has decided to charge me duty and sales tax. My friendly local customs official, Palle, then has the job of undoing the paperwork. Happily, Palle is pragmatic rather than pedantic—a quality rarely demonstrated by bureaucrats.