So, I guess your son is rather remorseful now, dadpad?
My advice - If you need to fight make sure you win, but try to make sure you don't need to win.
Katrine (the woman who owns the farm) has paid me, or will, tomorrow, 200 :-. That's about $4 a day for the work I've been doing, but I can't exactly argue.....I will start to question that if I have to buy food for here again. So I need $180. Do you want to pay any of that? I'm really nearly in tears here, because it's all very hard and not cheap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Let me know what you want to do. I'm going to go and have a tanty, and chop some nettles or something.
It's going to cost me $213.84 (as of now) to get to **** on the train, train, bus, bus, train and then another bus. Oh, and another bus, to get to the farm. And actually, another bus to get into ****, to catch the first train. But I'm not counting those ones. Oh, and that cost covers a night in a youth hostel in ****, seeing as there's no Couch-surfers up in the north. Come to think of it, I didn't count in the cost of the bus from **** to Jukkasjarvi and back.
Anyway! I wrote an email to the Hotel people, saying, "Hello, I'm going to be spending over 1000:- and traveling for more than 0 hours to attend this interview. I'd like to be fairly sure I'm going to get a job. Oh, and it's cheeky, but would you like to cover my costs?" but they haven't emailed me back. Yet.
I went and threw bits of wood into the woodshed, and stamped on spiders.
The nice man from the Hotel rang me, and we had a chat, in which he told me all the things I wanted to hear. There's 17 jobs left, in the particular 'occupation' I'm being interviewed for, and 17 people. That makes my chance of being given a job (if, of course, they like me!) quite high. The hotel is putting me up for a night, seeing as I'm travelling more than 5 hours - apparently that's a Swedish Job Seek rule, woohoo.
I can claim compensation for the journey, after I've paid and have receipts - as it's longer than 3 hours, again that Job Seek rule -, mind you, through the central agency I applied through. I feel it'll take about 7 years to get to me, but it'll get to me in the end.
They also told me exactly what to tell the bus driver (haha) about where I should be getting off the bus. Apparently the stops are a bit flexible sometimes.
I feel like I'm going to another land.
Ah, youth. Ah, adventure.
Your daughter is growing up.
She would take exception to that noddy. She's already a grownup.
Quote:She would take exception to that noddy. She's already a grownup.
Nonsense, I'm at least three times her age and still aspiring to full adulthood.
Your grandchildren are probably still far-away twinkles in your daughter's eye, but hold on. Revenge is sweet.