It rains where it’s already wet!

I went to the office of an air company to ask information regarding a ticket to Europe.
They were kind and efficient.
I asked about possible discounts and they answered that special prices are available for diplomats and UN people.
An ill-proportioned salary and a combination of different privileges are not sufficient for them, they also pay less to travel.
The existence of those advantages, benefits and rewards tend to reproduce that world where someone is in and the others stay out.
It appeals to factors stronger than the financial ones, those of status, class, privilege.

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2 thoughts on “It rains where it’s already wet!”

  1. Let’s say that we usually distinguish two main groups of individuals.
    On one hand you find the business traveler and, on the other, a
    fellow who’s in it only for leisure purposes.

    Let’s say that both may gather in the so-called frequent flyer’s community and
    therefore benefit of a granted mileage bonus.

    Example #1: if you fly long distance, then you are offered cheaper domestic
    destinations
    Example #2: the more you fly, the more you are bonused and, eventually
    Example #3: fly twice, get third flight free

    Of course the trouble is: who bears the initial expenditure burden?
    Would it be your company? Would it be you? Or would it be your mama?
    your banker?

    I guess I’m definitely out.

    Regards

    Y

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  2. Hi Paolo,

    Here are my corrections for this blog:

    It rains where it?s already wet!

    I went to the office of an air company to ask for information regarding a ticket to Europe.
    They were kind and efficient.
    I asked about possible discounts and they answered that special prices are available for diplomats and UN people.
    An ill-proportioned salary and a combination of different privileges are not sufficient for them, they also pay less to travel.
    The existence of those advantages, benefits and rewards tend to reproduce the world where some people are included and others excluded.
    It appeals to factors stronger than the financial ones, those of status, class, privilege.

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