Saturday, December 22, 2007

Discussing Support Diplomatically

Every middle-class parent who has a kid overseas would know the hardship in supporting him or her when the studious student is doing his or her studies there. Here are letters that convey in a diplomatic manner how the sensitive topic of financial assistance can be handled in a gentlemanly manner.

Dear Dad,
$chool i$ really great. I am making lot$ of friend$ and $tudying very hard. With all my $tuff, I $imply can`t think of anything I need. $o if you would like, you can ju$t $end me a card, a$ I would love to hear from you.
Your $on

The Reply:

Dear Son,
I kNOw that astroNOmy, ecoNOmics, and oceaNOgraphy are eNOugh to keep even an hoNOr student busy. Do NOt forget that the pursuit of kNOwledge is a NOble task, and you can never study eNOugh.

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