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The brother of someone my fiance works with was due to get married this summer, and had booked a really big posh hotel for the reception. It was due to take place in the middle of this summer, and it would rock. now a few weeks ago he got a phone call fromteh hotel asking if there was any possibility of postponing his wedding for a month or so. he naturally said that there was no chance, people were flying over from america and stuff, so it was impossible to rearrange it all in time. Next week they rang him again to ask if it was possible at all, if they could do anything to help change the date, again he said no. a few days after this they rang for a third time to ask once more, and once again he said no. so then the Hotel asked "ok, how big is your mortgage?" "erm, £70,000"... after a couple of days a letter arrived to him containing a cheque for £70,000 signed my Mr. D. Beckham. Needless yto say they managed to postpone the wedding a little longer! how cool is that??!?!!?
hmm, that could start getting weird now tho... to me that doesn't imply he has any power. he was still able to say no i guess. i kinda start thinking there are some, albeit tenuous, parallels with the way strippers always get told tehy're being exploited by the people that watch them, when they think that they're exploting the idiots that are giving them money for nothing... all the time this guy is perfectly happy to be bought, he has all the power he ever did surely? it's when his choice comes under attack...