September 25, 2004
Thank you for the goodies!

Looks like I'm also one of the lucky few who received a surprise package from Macromedia. So I send a big Thank You! to Mike Chambers and whole Flash team! I really like those trading cards!

[rant]Unfortunately I was also one of the unlucky few who had to pay customs tax, but as I was forewarned it didn't come as a surprise. Only reading that people in other European countries didn't have to pay a cent left a slightly bitter aftertaste and reminded me what a pain in the ass it's sometimes to live in a country where everything has to be done by-the-book. In Germany we have this saying: "The honest one is always the stupid", which turns out to fit so perfectly for Germany itself these days. Can you believe this: in order to meet the spending limits of the European Union our government cuts expenses everywhere in such a way that it has a painful impact on people's life. At the same time it turns out that Greece has been cheating it's way into the Euro, Denmark delivered "beautified" budgets and from the mild reaction of the other members of the union I can only guess that this kind of cheating seems to be common pratice among them. Well, at least we still have the Oktoberfest. Prost![/rant]

Posted at September 25, 2004 05:44 PM | Further reading

Sorry about the customs. It looks like everyone in germany had to pay.

mike chambers

Posted by: mike chambers on September 26, 2004 02:22 AM

Just to make you feel better:
Here in Greece, we also have this same saying "The honest one is always the stupid".
Also, the impact of Greece's entry in the Euro zone on Greek people's life was not a pleasant one at all! Just to let you know, the average wages here is 550 euros whereas the cost of living is the same as in your country. So, please, don't bother mentioning the possibility of Greece cheating its way in the E.U. because it certainly proves out that it was Not Worth Cheating!

Posted by: Cryo on September 27, 2004 07:25 AM
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