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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 11:35 AM
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13. They weren't scared of your swine flu?
My wife is in China right now, and her family doesn't want to meet with her because they're terrified of getting swine flu from her. Literally terrified... when we were planning a trip to NYC a month ago, they were on the phone with my wife in tears, begging us not to go because of the swine flu. Many of my wife's Chinese friends have similar stories - their families in China are terrified their children in the US will catch swine flu.

But, when I went to China in 2004 and 2007, my wife's relatives and friends there were all super nice to us. Her sister took the week off from work to take us to various places around their hometown (Nanjing) and she used her influence to get us a good room at the Crowne Plaza at a much discounted rate. And, when we went back to Shanghai, a friend of the family got us a limo through his work to take us to the airport.
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