Posted by David on August 16, 2002 at 11:51:45:
In Reply to: Re: Price Discrimination Against Foreigners posted by Brudder Andrusha on August 16, 2002 at 00:50:36:
Your post says, "As to the bloke who wouldn't pay that amount to take his YKPAIHIAH wife for a cruise... Obviously your a cheap bastard and don't value what she is worth to you...
Had you an hAmerikan or a Pommy wife she would have taken a 1st class trip to DisneyWorld and you would have taken a big swallow and then smiled nicely."
Well, aren't you a pleasant chap. Let me see. I spend around $1500 to get my wife and infant daughter to Ukraine to see my wife's parents and family for six weeks. She leaves with over $3000 in cash plus her ATM card and credit cards so that she can pay all her and her families' out-of-pocket living expenses while she's staying with them. She will also be having major dental work done while she is there. Her plans include buying clothes she likes for her and our daughter, buying gifts, and buying paintings and linens for our brand new house. There's more but those are the highlights.
In response I get from you a surly, supercilious, and poorly spelled judgment of me. It ignores the foregoing facts and also ignores that I would have to pay the apparently inflated cruise price, get a very expensive plane ticket, and pay for rush visa processing, among other considerations, to make the cruise work.
What other considerations am I talking about? Well for one, that she and I discussed the matter together and even though we miss each other very much, we mutually agreed that it would be best for us to save the cost and go on a vacation with our daughter when they return. Also, part of our thinking is to use the expense we would incur for my plane ticket to instead get a ticket for her Mother to come visit us in the spring.
So. What to make of all this? That you look very foolish? That your post is slanderous? That your poison pen spews even though there are details that could exist (and in this case do exist) which make your judgment look cockeyed and even asinine? I think so.
Oh. And by the way. We did the Disney World thing in 2000.
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