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You know what ... I'm a little ticked off

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 17, 2015, 7:38 AM



I just realised something when booking an appointment for my Schengen visa ... my tour group largely consists of Americans, Canadians, Australians and a few New Zealanders (there may be others, but the bulk is from those areas). What's ticked me off is the damned visa's!

I have had to pay R2645 ($214 / 145) that none of the other people on my tour did. They have R2645 ($214 / 145) more money to spend just to have fun with. That is a hell of a lot of money to me (maybe not so much in other countries). To earn that money I have to work just over 3 days full work to afford a visa instead of spices, material and sightseeing.

What's even less fair is that I know that Americans and Australians do get better pay than me ... I get paid less per hour for the same job that they would (roughly less than half of their salary, no jokes either). So being "poorer" in that respect, I have to still fork out money for 2 visas.

What I am getting at is that there are really awful people in every country and some of those people may be in my tour group. Say for instance one of those aggressive bible thumping "you're going to hell you despicable gay freak" Bible belt Americans are in my group ... now I am highly educated, peaceful, considerate of diversity and I would never dream of abusing systems in other countries ... but who is the one that has to pay a whack load for a visa? Me.

I get all this is diplomatic relations, but surely in a fair world (utopia I guess) we would either all require visas or none of us would. Personally I am all for visas, but visas without exception. Just because my country is less desirable than the USA or Australia, it doesn't suddenly make everyone in the USA or Australia better than someone from my country.


It's utter BS! The more I think of it, the more ticked off I am getting. What's fair is fair and diplomacy is far from fair. They should be judging you on your individual merits, not on your countries merits!

*sigh* just so stupid.


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FireFlyExposed
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Benin6man Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
Hey Firefly.  :wave:
Glad to see you're still here.
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FireFlyExposed Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:wave: still here, albeit not as much as I would like
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mintymeg Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the fav! :)
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FireFlyExposed Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome :)
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FotoTiryaki Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Professional Photographer
Hi thank you for adding to collection Hi!
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FireFlyExposed Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome
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SamanthaJordaan Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014   Traditional Artist
Hi :wave: Thank you for adding me to your watch :D and for including me in your random feature :hug:
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FireFlyExposed Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very very welcome :D
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Chrysalislover Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Thanks for the fave :D
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FireFlyExposed Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :D
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