posted on May, 19 2010 @ 10:00 PM
Hello fellow ATS and BTS users. I have a friend that desperately wants me to go to London, England just only for 1 week in August, just a tour
nothing more. I don't want to go to London England, for several reasons, but for legitimate reasons? No so he says. He's been to London before.
Okay great, but what is so special about it that I would need to go and visit London myself? He suggests to take the complex underground subway
system and explore the different areas around town, and walk into cafe's and stores and walk around downtown. But that hasn't sparked any interest
in me at all to go.
What really turned me off is that the airfare price and only airfare. Costs $3,000 to go both ways. He wants to go first class one way and economy on
the way back. The only reason he wants first class is that the seat turns into a bed, and that he could drink unlimited amount of booze, during the 9
hour overnight flight from Canada to London. I don't know what he plans with the hotel he wants to go to, nor what places he wants to eat at. He is
a Certified Accountant that knows how to "manage" his money. I thought he said to me one time that accountants know how to conserve their money,
when he was looking at getting a new car.
Another reason why I don't exactly want to go is that I don't feel comfortable of sleeping in the same room with him, he is gay. I do respect gay
people, but when he drinks too much he gets very "happy." No offense to him but his figure and appearance doesn't go well with me.
Another reason is that London, has over 11 million people. That's 11 times more people than in Edmonton! The city itself is many times bigger than
Edmonton's. I struggle with directions. Even in the small city north of Edmonton of where live. I still have trouble knowing where to go, or
knowing which is the faster route to go. I lived in this city all my life, for 22 years. If we end up getting split up, we do have cell phones. But
even following directions that he gives out can be very complicating.
Another reason is with Iceland's volcano going off. He agrees partially to that. So I question him what if Katla goes off when the volcanic ash
comes over, which disrupts flights for days, months, or worst case scenario for (years)? What would you do? If we have run out of money where would
we stay? What would we eat?, How the hell could we get back to Canada? This is what I'm most afraid about, because this eruption going off when we
are there would be the worst possible time, and the scary thing is that it is a very possible scenario. Not to fear monger or anything, but he needs
to get informed of what's happening around the world here.
So what do you guys think good idea or bad idea?