Sunday, June 10, 2007

Hanging Out With Engineers

So of course there are loads of foreign engineers working for oil companies in Russia. I mentioned, last year, one we had befriended, who was from Colombia. He makes about $12,000 a month. He says he could never make an equivalent salary in Colombia -- Russia nets him something like "hazard pay" from the huge multinational company he works for.

Which is funny, since the only hazard he really faces are venereal diseases and angry husbands.

He was in town yesterday to buy a new car, and showed us pictures of the new house he has just purchased in Colombia.

It's kind of a big deal for me to buy, like, a book.

Stay in school, kids.

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