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Post by Ben Reilly on Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:46 pm

So I've been back for five days, really damn ill for the past three. I'm disappointed but glad to be getting it out of the way sooner rather than later.

So other than a bit at the end, I want to share how crazy my journey was. Settle in ...

I got up the day I was set to leave worrying mostly about how the Border Force was going to treat me when I got to them. Bear in mind, the last time I came over, I had to get edds to take a photo of our marriage certificate and send it to me so I could show it to a very strict lady at Heathrow.

Everything went smoothly until I arrived at DFW Airport and keyed my confirmation code into a kiosk. It couldn't find me, so I went up to the counter, where a young woman put it in, only to look up at me and say, "You're at the wrong airport."

I couldn't believe how stupid I'd been, and I couldn't imagine how I was going to break this news to edds. I was well on my way to a full-blown panic attack when the woman said, "Look, your flight was delayed by a half hour; I'd call an Uber and see if you can't make your flight at Dallas Love Field."

Blessing her for giving me a plan of action, I ran out of her area, downloaded Uber to my phone, explained to edds what was happening and ordered my Uber. About 10 agonizing minutes later, I was in the car of the World's Nicest Uber Driver, Ever.

He got me to Love Field about 25 minutes before my plane was due to take off. I made it to the gate with 10 minutes to spare, and when they told me I wasn't too late to board, I felt relief like no other.

But while on the plane, the pilot informed us that because of storms between us and my layover destination, Atlanta, we'd be delayed. When all was said and done, my two-hour layover had turned into a 30-minute layover -- from the moment my plane touched down to the moment the next plane took off.

I was panicking again by the time the plane landed in Atlanta, and I was the most aggressive I've ever been, getting out of that plane.

Then I realize the suitcase I'd put in an overhead bin wasn't there.

I couldn't decide, for a few horrible seconds, whether to hang with the flight staff and see if they could find my bag, or to venture out and see if I could find it myself. I opted for the latter with 20 minutes before my next flight took off.

Luckily, the guy who accidentally grabbed my bag was waiting for me, and I scooped it up and proceeded to the route of people-movers and the train that would get me to my gate. When I made it, finally, it was 5 minutes until takeoff and the airline employees addressed me by name as I ran up to them.

The rest of the journey was uneventful, and then I finally got to the part I'd been dreading the most. I'd googled what happens to you when you're not allowed into a country within one of its airports, and I'd found nothing. I had no idea what was about to happen.

With a group of several other people, I was ushered to a booth with two doors. The first door let me in, and I scanned my passport photo and looked at a camera. Then the other door opened.

I was in. I couldn't believe how easily that had gone. I made my way out of Heathrow before anybody could call me back and say another word to me.

Out of the airport, onto the Tube, and finally, to the door behind which I'd find my wife, and my stepkids.

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Post by Maddog on Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:09 pm

Remind me not to use you as a travel agent.

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Post by Guest on Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:28 pm

Fuck me, I thought there would be some emotive views around meeting again

Not some dipshit post about scare fright plane crap

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Post by Ben Reilly on Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:31 pm

Thorin wrote:Fuck me, I thought there would be some emotive views around meeting again

Not some dipshit post about scare fright plane crap

Wow, excuse me! I was going to get to that part later, actually. Last post felt like it was getting long-winded.

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Post by Guest on Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:34 pm

Ben Reilly wrote:
Thorin wrote:Fuck me, I thought there would be some emotive views around meeting again

Not some dipshit post about scare fright plane crap

Wow, excuse me! I was going to get to that part later, actually. Last post felt like it was getting long-winded.

Word to wise

I got really bored and felt no empathy

I would have with you explaining about meeting Eddie again and your children

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Post by Ben Reilly on Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:39 pm

Thorin wrote:
Ben Reilly wrote:
Thorin wrote:Fuck me, I thought there would be some emotive views around meeting again

Not some dipshit post about scare fright plane crap

Wow, excuse me! I was going to get to that part later, actually. Last post felt like it was getting long-winded.

Word to wise

I got really bored and felt no empathy

I would have with you explaining about meeting Eddie again and your children

Well, if I've kept you wanting more, I've done my job as a storyteller, haven't I? Cool

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Post by Maddog on Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:44 pm

I don't want the emotional B.S.. I'll get bored with that.

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Post by Guest on Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:44 pm

Ben Reilly wrote:
Thorin wrote:

Word to wise

I got really bored and felt no empathy

I would have with you explaining about meeting Eddie again and your children

Well, if I've kept you wanting more, I've done my job as a storyteller, haven't I? Cool

Not really, am bored am going to bed

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Post by eddie on Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:51 pm

Thorin wrote:
Ben Reilly wrote:
Thorin wrote:

Word to wise

I got really bored and felt no empathy

I would have with you explaining about meeting Eddie again and your children

Well, if I've kept you wanting more, I've done my job as a storyteller, haven't I? Cool

Not really, am bored am going to bed

Seriously? You want the details of our first night? Perhaps some things are private or perhaps you could have just accepted the actual shitfest that Ben went through to get here.

Never mind. Goodnight.

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Post by Guest on Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:52 pm

eddie wrote:
Thorin wrote:

Not really, am bored am going to bed

Seriously? You want the details of our first night? Perhaps some things are private or perhaps you could have just accepted the actual shitfest that Ben went through to get here.

Never mind. Goodnight.

Point, head well over

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Post by gelico on Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:52 pm

Ben Reilly wrote:So I've been back for five days, really damn ill for the past three. I'm disappointed but glad to be getting it out of the way sooner rather than later.

So other than a bit at the end, I want to share how crazy my journey was. Settle in ...

I got up the day I was set to leave worrying mostly about how the Border Force was going to treat me when I got to them. Bear in mind, the last time I came over, I had to get edds to take a photo of our marriage certificate and send it to me so I could show it to a very strict lady at Heathrow.

Everything went smoothly until I arrived at DFW Airport and keyed my confirmation code into a kiosk. It couldn't find me, so I went up to the counter, where a young woman put it in, only to look up at me and say, "You're at the wrong airport."

I couldn't believe how stupid I'd been, and I couldn't imagine how I was going to break this news to edds. I was well on my way to a full-blown panic attack when the woman said, "Look, your flight was delayed by a half hour; I'd call an Uber and see if you can't make your flight at Dallas Love Field."

Blessing her for giving me a plan of action, I ran out of her area, downloaded Uber to my phone, explained to edds what was happening and ordered my Uber. About 10 agonizing minutes later, I was in the car of the World's Nicest Uber Driver, Ever.

He got me to Love Field about 25 minutes before my plane was due to take off. I made it to the gate with 10 minutes to spare, and when they told me I wasn't too late to board, I felt relief like no other.

But while on the plane, the pilot informed us that because of storms between us and my layover destination, Atlanta, we'd be delayed. When all was said and done, my two-hour layover had turned into a 30-minute layover -- from the moment my plane touched down to the moment the next plane took off.

I was panicking again by the time the plane landed in Atlanta, and I was the most aggressive I've ever been, getting out of that plane.

Then I realize the suitcase I'd put in an overhead bin wasn't there.

I couldn't decide, for a few horrible seconds, whether to hang with the flight staff and see if they could find my bag, or to venture out and see if I could find it myself. I opted for the latter with 20 minutes before my next flight took off.

Luckily, the guy who accidentally grabbed my bag was waiting for me, and I scooped it up and proceeded to the route of people-movers and the train that would get me to my gate. When I made it, finally, it was 5 minutes until takeoff and the airline employees addressed me by name as I ran up to them.

The rest of the journey was uneventful, and then I finally got to the part I'd been dreading the most. I'd googled what happens to you when you're not allowed into a country within one of its airports, and I'd found nothing. I had no idea what was about to happen.

With a group of several other people, I was ushered to a booth with two doors. The first door let me in, and I scanned my passport photo and looked at a camera. Then the other door opened.

I was in. I couldn't believe how easily that had gone. I made my way out of Heathrow before anybody could call me back and say another word to me.

Out of the airport, onto the Tube, and finally, to the door behind which I'd find my wife, and my stepkids.


**you're at the wrong airport**

BWAH HAHAHAHAHA

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soz but that cracked me up.

and what do you mean, exactly by ''i was the most aggressive i've been when i got off the plane'' FFS! you wouldn't know aggression if it punched you in the face (see what i did there?) what did you do? tut at someone? you fiend

also, i have a great friend, piggio, who has a car. he took beanie to the airport and met her coming back. next time give us a shout and we will pick you up and drop you back xx


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Post by Maddog on Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:54 pm

At least you have Uber now. And you didn't die.

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Post by gelico on Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:54 pm


also, you need to lay off the panicking. you're starting to sound like me

not good

my kids are always telling me to calm the fuck down. sounds like you needed them with you


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Post by Guest on Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:56 pm

eddie wrote:
Thorin wrote:

Not really, am bored am going to bed

Seriously? You want the details of our first night? Perhaps some things are private or perhaps you could have just accepted the actual shitfest that Ben went through to get here.

Never mind. Goodnight.

Maybe, just maybe you retard, being as nobody liked the story. We would have been more in tune with your reunion
Sorry if some of us would have liked to have been more in tune with that
Sorry that some of us have a heart and were bored with some mundane plane story. As what made us fall in love with story of you as a family.
I am sorry If I yearn this and that is what I miss. Being that is what interested me in Ben being a great dad
I am sorry for being an arse ling this about him, you fuckwit

That is what made me love him even more you twat Eddie

The fact he so easily became part of your family

So fuck off

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Post by eddie on Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:56 pm

Thorin wrote:
eddie wrote:
Thorin wrote:

Not really, am bored am going to bed

Seriously? You want the details of our first night? Perhaps some things are private or perhaps you could have just accepted the actual shitfest that Ben went through to get here.

Never mind. Goodnight.

Point, head well over

Yes, it’s well over someone’s head. Perhaps yours? Had to make a big fat point, did you?
Well, I guess you feel you made one.

Perhaps no one else agrees with you.
There’s always that, right? Rolling Eyes

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Post by Ben Reilly on Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:57 pm

gelico wrote:
Ben Reilly wrote:So I've been back for five days, really damn ill for the past three. I'm disappointed but glad to be getting it out of the way sooner rather than later.

So other than a bit at the end, I want to share how crazy my journey was. Settle in ...

I got up the day I was set to leave worrying mostly about how the Border Force was going to treat me when I got to them. Bear in mind, the last time I came over, I had to get edds to take a photo of our marriage certificate and send it to me so I could show it to a very strict lady at Heathrow.

Everything went smoothly until I arrived at DFW Airport and keyed my confirmation code into a kiosk. It couldn't find me, so I went up to the counter, where a young woman put it in, only to look up at me and say, "You're at the wrong airport."

I couldn't believe how stupid I'd been, and I couldn't imagine how I was going to break this news to edds. I was well on my way to a full-blown panic attack when the woman said, "Look, your flight was delayed by a half hour; I'd call an Uber and see if you can't make your flight at Dallas Love Field."

Blessing her for giving me a plan of action, I ran out of her area, downloaded Uber to my phone, explained to edds what was happening and ordered my Uber. About 10 agonizing minutes later, I was in the car of the World's Nicest Uber Driver, Ever.

He got me to Love Field about 25 minutes before my plane was due to take off. I made it to the gate with 10 minutes to spare, and when they told me I wasn't too late to board, I felt relief like no other.

But while on the plane, the pilot informed us that because of storms between us and my layover destination, Atlanta, we'd be delayed. When all was said and done, my two-hour layover had turned into a 30-minute layover -- from the moment my plane touched down to the moment the next plane took off.

I was panicking again by the time the plane landed in Atlanta, and I was the most aggressive I've ever been, getting out of that plane.

Then I realize the suitcase I'd put in an overhead bin wasn't there.

I couldn't decide, for a few horrible seconds, whether to hang with the flight staff and see if they could find my bag, or to venture out and see if I could find it myself. I opted for the latter with 20 minutes before my next flight took off.

Luckily, the guy who accidentally grabbed my bag was waiting for me, and I scooped it up and proceeded to the route of people-movers and the train that would get me to my gate. When I made it, finally, it was 5 minutes until takeoff and the airline employees addressed me by name as I ran up to them.

The rest of the journey was uneventful, and then I finally got to the part I'd been dreading the most. I'd googled what happens to you when you're not allowed into a country within one of its airports, and I'd found nothing. I had no idea what was about to happen.

With a group of several other people, I was ushered to a booth with two doors. The first door let me in, and I scanned my passport photo and looked at a camera. Then the other door opened.

I was in. I couldn't believe how easily that had gone. I made my way out of Heathrow before anybody could call me back and say another word to me.

Out of the airport, onto the Tube, and finally, to the door behind which I'd find my wife, and my stepkids.


**you're at the wrong airport**

BWAH HAHAHAHAHA

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soz but that cracked me up.

and what do you mean, exactly by ''i was the most aggressive i've been when i got off the plane'' FFS!  you wouldn't know aggression if it punched you in the face (see what i did there?)  what did you do?  tut at someone?  you fiend

also, i have a great friend, piggio, who has a car.  he took beanie to the airport and met her coming back.  next time give us a shout and we will pick you up and drop you back xx


Bit hard to laugh at when you're in the moment, thinking about how you're going to get back to your family, but I really do take your point. The thing is, nobody in North Texas thinks of Love Field when they think of international flights. It's just sort of assumed that if you're going to another country, you're leaving from DFW.

But yeah. I'll scrutinize my reservations much more carefully from now on.

And I will take up Piggio's services if only for that fantastic name of his!

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Post by gelico on Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:58 pm

Thorin wrote:
eddie wrote:

Seriously? You want the details of our first night? Perhaps some things are private or perhaps you could have just accepted the actual shitfest that Ben went through to get here.

Never mind. Goodnight.

Maybe, just maybe you retard, being as nobody liked the story. We would have been more in tune with your reunion
Sorry if some of us would have liked to have been more in tune with that
Sorry that some of us have a heart and were bored with some mundane plane story. As what made us fall in love with story of you as a family.
I am sorry If I yearn this and that is what I miss. Being that is what interested me in Ben being a great dad
I am sorry for being an arse ling this about him, you fuckwit

That is what made me love him even more you twat Eddie

The fact he so easily became part of your family

So fuck off

oh, classy

happy new year, didge

lol!

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Post by Guest on Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:00 am

eddie wrote:
Thorin wrote:

Point, head well over

Yes, it’s well over someone’s head. Perhaps yours? Had to make a big fat point, did you?
Well, I guess you feel you made one.

Perhaps no one else agrees with you.
There’s always that, right? Rolling Eyes

You have not got a fucking clue

I love hearing the tale of both your lives

I think its magical, but as usual you get the wrong end of the stick

I love how Ben has adopted his role and become a father to your children

You are clueless eddie and always get things wrong

Now fuck off

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Post by eddie on Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:01 am

gelico wrote:
Thorin wrote:
eddie wrote:

Seriously? You want the details of our first night? Perhaps some things are private or perhaps you could have just accepted the actual shitfest that Ben went through to get here.

Never mind. Goodnight.

Maybe, just maybe you retard, being as nobody liked the story. We would have been more in tune with your reunion
Sorry if some of us would have liked to have been more in tune with that
Sorry that some of us have a heart and were bored with some mundane plane story. As what made us fall in love with story of you as a family.
I am sorry If I yearn this and that is what I miss. Being that is what interested me in Ben being a great dad
I am sorry for being an arse ling this about him, you fuckwit

That is what made me love him even more you twat Eddie

The fact he so easily became part of your family

So fuck off

oh, classy

happy new year, didge

lol!

Yeah, if he’d have just waited for the next instalment. The whole “getting here” was harrowing.

Never mind. Rolling Eyes

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Post by Ben Reilly on Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:02 am

Thorin wrote:
eddie wrote:
Thorin wrote:

Not really, am bored am going to bed

Seriously? You want the details of our first night? Perhaps some things are private or perhaps you could have just accepted the actual shitfest that Ben went through to get here.

Never mind. Goodnight.

Maybe, just maybe you retard, being as nobody liked the story. We would have been more in tune with your reunion
Sorry if some of us would have liked to have been more in tune with that
Sorry that some of us have a heart and were bored with some mundane plane story. As what made us fall in love with story of you as a family.
I am sorry If I yearn this and that is what I miss. Being that is what interested me in Ben being a great dad
I am sorry for being an arse ling this about him, you fuckwit

That is what made me love him even more you twat Eddie

The fact he so easily became part of your family

So fuck off

You should seriously fuck off now, Didge. Seriously. If you didn't like the way I ended my post, there were a million ways you could have put it besides getting angry and calling my wife a twat.

You try hard, I think, to be better than your nature. But you keep sliding back into that nasty version of yourself you keep finding yourself apologizing for.

Just a word to the wise -- you get to the point where "I'm sorry" isn't good enough anymore.

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Post by gelico on Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:05 am

eddie wrote:
gelico wrote:

oh, classy

happy new year, didge

lol!

Yeah, if he’d have just waited for the next instalment. The whole “getting here” was harrowing.

Never mind. Rolling Eyes

well, he's getting no sympathy from me. i found it funny

look how many guardian angels he had on his journey to get him to you, the woman at the airport, the uber driver, the guy who mistakenly had his bag and then waited. ben should have more faith that things always work out

like i said to him, give me a call if you get stuck at any time.

if i can help with anything, it's cool

love you both
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Post by eddie on Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:15 am

gelico wrote:
eddie wrote:
gelico wrote:

oh, classy

happy new year, didge

lol!

Yeah, if he’d have just waited for the next instalment. The whole “getting here” was harrowing.

Never mind. Rolling Eyes

well, he's getting no sympathy from me.  i found it funny

look how many guardian angels he had on his journey to get him to you,  the woman at the airport, the uber driver, the guy who mistakenly had his bag and then waited.  ben should have more faith that things always work out

like i said to him, give me a call if you get stuck at any time.  

if i can help with anything, it's cool

love you both
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Thorin wrote:

Maybe, just maybe you retard, being as nobody liked the story. We would have been more in tune with your reunion
Sorry if some of us would have liked to have been more in tune with that
Sorry that some of us have a heart and were bored with some mundane plane story. As what made us fall in love with story of you as a family.
I am sorry If I yearn this and that is what I miss. Being that is what interested me in Ben being a great dad
I am sorry for being an arse ling this about him, you fuckwit

That is what made me love him even more you twat Eddie

The fact he so easily became part of your family

So fuck off

You should seriously fuck off now, Didge. Seriously. If you didn't like the way I ended my post, there were a million ways you could have put it besides getting angry and calling my wife a twat.

You try hard, I think, to be better than your nature. But you keep sliding back into that nasty version of yourself you keep finding yourself apologizing for.

Just a word to the wise -- you get to the point where "I'm sorry" isn't good enough anymore.

I should seriously fuckoff?

Way to go for missing my point but I shall abridge you

Now you have made me leave

I was not being nasty you twerp

Anyway now you have lost me, hope you hare happy

I am certainly not going to apologise for meaning my point or the pair of you acting like tits because you are criticised

So you can kindly fuck right off and I do not care if you ban me after this bullshit

Fuck off

Fuck off

and fuck right off

Twats

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Post by Guest on Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:30 am

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gelico wrote:

oh, classy

happy new year, didge

lol!

Yeah, if he’d have just waited for the next instalment. The whole “getting here” was harrowing.

Never mind. Rolling Eyes

Do you know what Eddie

Fuck off, i am sick to death of this pretentious bullshit

I was being honest but when its with you, some how its fucking wrong

Fuck the lot of you

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Post by Guest on Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:35 am

gelico wrote:
Thorin wrote:

Maybe, just maybe you retard, being as nobody liked the story. We would have been more in tune with your reunion
Sorry if some of us would have liked to have been more in tune with that
Sorry that some of us have a heart and were bored with some mundane plane story. As what made us fall in love with story of you as a family.
I am sorry If I yearn this and that is what I miss. Being that is what interested me in Ben being a great dad
I am sorry for being an arse ling this about him, you fuckwit

That is what made me love him even more you twat Eddie

The fact he so easily became part of your family

So fuck off

oh, classy

happy new year, didge

lol!

All the best Gelico, am bored of these pretentious twats its fucking boring listening them

I was just being honest but some how this is now wrong

fuck em

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Post by Guest on Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:31 am

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gelico wrote:

well, he's getting no sympathy from me.  i found it funny

look how many guardian angels he had on his journey to get him to you,  the woman at the airport, the uber driver, the guy who mistakenly had his bag and then waited.  ben should have more faith that things always work out

like i said to him, give me a call if you get stuck at any time.  

if i can help with anything, it's cool

love you both
xx

Of course you get it. You’re not hung up.

Come see us soon! I mean it. X

No I am not hung up

I rather the wonderful stories about you and ben and the family

Not some lame story about an airport

It was lame

Yet you and ben wont except that I think its lame

So fuck off

I am not gointg to indulge the pair of you as to why

Its not because i am hung up its because I wanted a better story and found this one boring

Get it

So now fuck off the pair of you

Fucking sick of the pair of you thinking you know me when you know nothing abouit me

I get excited about you being happy, not some lame tit of a story about some babble at the airport

But now Ben cam in and acted like a tit, so he can fuck right off

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Post by Maddog on Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:28 am

Shocked

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Post by Ben Reilly on Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:31 am

Thorin wrote:
Ben Reilly wrote:
Thorin wrote:

Maybe, just maybe you retard, being as nobody liked the story. We would have been more in tune with your reunion
Sorry if some of us would have liked to have been more in tune with that
Sorry that some of us have a heart and were bored with some mundane plane story. As what made us fall in love with story of you as a family.
I am sorry If I yearn this and that is what I miss. Being that is what interested me in Ben being a great dad
I am sorry for being an arse ling this about him, you fuckwit

That is what made me love him even more you twat Eddie

The fact he so easily became part of your family

So fuck off

You should seriously fuck off now, Didge. Seriously. If you didn't like the way I ended my post, there were a million ways you could have put it besides getting angry and calling my wife a twat.

You try hard, I think, to be better than your nature. But you keep sliding back into that nasty version of yourself you keep finding yourself apologizing for.

Just a word to the wise -- you get to the point where "I'm sorry" isn't good enough anymore.

I should seriously fuckoff?

Way to go for missing my point but I shall abridge you

Now you have made me leave

I was not being nasty you twerp

Not some dipshit post about scare fright plane crap

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Post by gelico on Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:10 pm

Thorin wrote:
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oh, classy

happy new year, didge

lol!

All the best Gelico, am bored of these pretentious twats its fucking boring listening them

I was just being honest but some how this is now wrong

fuck em



but didge, your very first post to ben was right off

i don't understand why you had to do that

surely you can be honest without being nasty and offensive

no?

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Post by Maddog on Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:19 pm

gelico wrote:
Thorin wrote:

All the best Gelico, am bored of these pretentious twats its fucking boring listening them

I was just being honest but some how this is now wrong

fuck em



but didge, your very first post to ben was right off

i don't understand why you had to do that

surely you can be honest without being nasty and offensive

no?

Something set him off. Has to be more than Ben's poor traveling skills involved. Shocked

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Post by gelico on Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:24 pm

Maddog wrote:
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but didge, your very first post to ben was right off

i don't understand why you had to do that

surely you can be honest without being nasty and offensive

no?

Something set him off.  Has to be more than Ben's poor traveling skills involved.  Shocked


hahahaha, happy new year, maddog


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Post by Guest on Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:34 pm

gelico wrote:
Thorin wrote:

All the best Gelico, am bored of these pretentious twats its fucking boring listening them

I was just being honest but some how this is now wrong

fuck em



but didge, your very first post to ben was right off

i don't understand why you had to do that

surely you can be honest without being nasty and offensive

no?

How was it off?

I found it boring and in stepped Eddie with her pretentious bullshit. The later pissed me off not Ben

I adore the pair of them but I cannot speak openly on something

Do I have to kiss arse eddie?

Fuck that

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Post by Eilzel on Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:57 pm

Wow. Feels like a wrecking ball was taken to this thread Shocked

I hate airports. I'd have had a breakdown with all that shit Ben lol

I tend to arrive three hours early JUST in case. And at immigration I always feel like I'm gonna get in trouble for something I couldn't possibly have done.

Glad you made it lol

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Post by nicko on Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:01 pm

Just before the checking in desk, I come out in a cold sweat , have I forgotten something ?
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Post by Guest on Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:22 pm

Eilzel wrote:Wow. Feels like a wrecking ball was taken to this thread Shocked

I hate airports. I'd have had a breakdown with all that shit Ben lol

I tend to arrive three hours early JUST in case. And at immigration I always feel like I'm gonna get in trouble for something I couldn't possibly have done.

Glad you made it lol

Yeah because you are a nerd and yet you never get in trouble its your paranoia playing tricks on you because you are gay right?

Am I allowed to say this or will Eddie berate me for this, but Eilzel knows I am right

Sorry boring and retarded

Who the fuck cares about what happens at the airport other than some boring texan

Holy crap give me a real story

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Post by Ben Reilly on Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:56 pm

Thorin wrote:
Eilzel wrote:Wow. Feels like a wrecking ball was taken to this thread Shocked

I hate airports. I'd have had a breakdown with all that shit Ben lol

I tend to arrive three hours early JUST in case. And at immigration I always feel like I'm gonna get in trouble for something I couldn't possibly have done.

Glad you made it lol

Yeah because you are a nerd and yet you never get in trouble its your paranoia playing tricks on you because you are gay right?

Am I allowed to say this or will Eddie berate me for this, but Eilzel knows I am right

Sorry boring and retarded

Who the fuck cares about what happens at the airport other than some boring texan

Holy crap give me a real story

Amun

If you could imagine the fear that a stupid mistake could literally keep you from getting to the people that you love, I think it would resonate more for you.

Also, we spent over a thousand dollars on my ticket, and we absolutely cannot waste that much money. It would have been an enormous setback, emotionally and financially.

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So I got to the door and rang the doorbell, because we'd arranged for my stepdaughter to greet me. She was happy to see me, and we hugged, but it was really greeting my wife that brought it all home to me.

Imagine that for three months, you've only been able to see the love of your life in a browser window on your computer. You've both been telling yourselves, at least we can still see each other, we can still talk. But it's not the same.

When I touched her, I had a brief sense that a miracle was happening -- she was solid again. I was holding her, I was kissing her. It was being brought back to what really matters, a reminder that whatever I told myself in Texas about earning money for the family was really just a sideshow.

I fell back into my life here as easily as putting on my favorite t-shirt. Within hours, it was as though the three months apart were a bad dream, a horrible nightmare, but everything was okay now, because now I was awake and back in my real life.

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Thorin wrote:

Yeah because you are a nerd and yet you never get in trouble its your paranoia playing tricks on you because you are gay right?

Am I allowed to say this or will Eddie berate me for this, but Eilzel knows I am right

Sorry boring and retarded

Who the fuck cares about what happens at the airport other than some boring texan

Holy crap give me a real story

Amun

If you could imagine the fear that a stupid mistake could literally keep you from getting to the people that you love, I think it would resonate more for you.

Also, we spent over a thousand dollars on my ticket, and we absolutely cannot waste that much money. It would have been an enormous setback, emotionally and financially.

Then learn to make sacrifices until you are permanently here

I have given up smoking this year

Give up luxuries as, you both need the money

Are they more important than you being both together?

No

That is the key and anyway your time together is better than any artificial fix like whiskey

Maybe you already both have, just saying, every penny counts

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Thorin wrote:
Ben Reilly wrote:
Thorin wrote:

Yeah because you are a nerd and yet you never get in trouble its your paranoia playing tricks on you because you are gay right?

Am I allowed to say this or will Eddie berate me for this, but Eilzel knows I am right

Sorry boring and retarded

Who the fuck cares about what happens at the airport other than some boring texan

Holy crap give me a real story

Amun

If you could imagine the fear that a stupid mistake could literally keep you from getting to the people that you love, I think it would resonate more for you.

Also, we spent over a thousand dollars on my ticket, and we absolutely cannot waste that much money. It would have been an enormous setback, emotionally and financially.

Then learn to make sacrifices until you are permanently here

I have given up smoking this year

Give up luxuries as, you both need the money

Are they more important than you being both together?

No

That is the key and anyway your time together is better than any artificial fix like whiskey

Maybe you already both have, just saying, every penny counts

It's not about how much we're spending now, it's about how much eddie's earning. Which puts her in a really tough spot because when she gets sick, or our little girl gets sick, she panics, thinking about the earnings she won't be able to show the government.

But yeah, the only reason to lay off the whiskey, etc. is to make sure eddie's fresh and ready to work her ass off 5-6 days a week. And if you don't think it's hard on me to sit and watch her having to work so hard ... you know.

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Post by Guest on Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:03 pm

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Thorin wrote:

Then learn to make sacrifices until you are permanently here

I have given up smoking this year

Give up luxuries as, you both need the money

Are they more important than you being both together?

No

That is the key and anyway your time together is better than any artificial fix like whiskey

Maybe you already both have, just saying, every penny counts

It's not about how much we're spending now, it's about how much eddie's earning. Which puts her in a really tough spot because when she gets sick, or our little girl gets sick, she panics, thinking about the earnings she won't be able to show the government.

But yeah, the only reason to lay off the whiskey, etc. is to make sure eddie's fresh and ready to work her ass off 5-6 days a week. And if you don't think it's hard on me to sit and watch her having to work so hard ... you know.

I see the point went way over your head and I was not having a go at each of you but stating to be pratical

Take it or lave and frankly I do not care anymore, when everything i say that you get on the defensive

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Post by gelico on Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:07 pm

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Thorin wrote:

Then learn to make sacrifices until you are permanently here

I have given up smoking this year

Give up luxuries as, you both need the money

Are they more important than you being both together?

No

That is the key and anyway your time together is better than any artificial fix like whiskey

Maybe you already both have, just saying, every penny counts

It's not about how much we're spending now, it's about how much eddie's earning. Which puts her in a really tough spot because when she gets sick, or our little girl gets sick, she panics, thinking about the earnings she won't be able to show the government.

But yeah, the only reason to lay off the whiskey, etc. is to make sure eddie's fresh and ready to work her ass off 5-6 days a week. And if you don't think it's hard on me to sit and watch her having to work so hard ... you know.


i get it ben

how long are you able to stay this time? or how long are you allowed to stay for in one visit?

also are there any changes to whether you can work legit, now that you're married? you mentioned seeing a solicitor before, so how did that go?

i wish things were easier for you guys


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Post by nicko on Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:14 pm

Been Googling if I can find anything to help you Ben, no luck I'm afraid !
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Post by eddie on Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:15 pm

He’s allowed to stay for just under six months but we are hoping it won’t take that long for me to meet the financial requirement, but every time I “lose” a day ie Christmas Day, I have to make up another eight hours.

My daughter was really ill for two days so I lost sixteen hours then, (Ben wasn’t here then) and I lost two days when I was ill (Ben wasn’t here then either), so you get my drift....

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Post by eddie on Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:17 pm

nicko wrote:Been Googling if I can find anything to help you Ben, no luck I'm afraid !

You are so sweet Nicko... I love you

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Post by Ben Reilly on Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:25 pm

gelico wrote:
Ben Reilly wrote:
Thorin wrote:

Then learn to make sacrifices until you are permanently here

I have given up smoking this year

Give up luxuries as, you both need the money

Are they more important than you being both together?

No

That is the key and anyway your time together is better than any artificial fix like whiskey

Maybe you already both have, just saying, every penny counts

It's not about how much we're spending now, it's about how much eddie's earning. Which puts her in a really tough spot because when she gets sick, or our little girl gets sick, she panics, thinking about the earnings she won't be able to show the government.

But yeah, the only reason to lay off the whiskey, etc. is to make sure eddie's fresh and ready to work her ass off 5-6 days a week. And if you don't think it's hard on me to sit and watch her having to work so hard ... you know.


i get it ben

how long are you able to stay this time? or how long are you allowed to stay for in one visit?

also are there any changes to whether you can work legit, now that you're married?  you mentioned seeing a solicitor before, so how did that go?

i wish things were easier for you guys


I'm on a vistor's visa again, which means I can stay for six months but can't seek work. I'm still just so relieved at how readily it was issued this time, compared to the last time. I actually did spend the majority of 2019 in England, which is supposedly a no-no, but they let me back in with zero hassle even though it was Dec. 29 when I came back.

Our solicitor is brilliant -- he's spent hours doing math above my head to figure out how much eddie has to earn in a given time to qualify for sponsoring my visa. But the law is the law. We'll get there; it will just be a struggle. But we're learning lessons from our struggle. If nothing else, we party much more responsibly now Smile

Thanks. We both wish it was easier too, but this is how it is, and we're going to succeed.

**** also, thank you so much, nicko. The fact that you even bothered to google anything on our behalf is really touching.

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Post by Ben Reilly on Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:53 pm

One last thing I've been meaning to get to:

I'm now used to the looks when I speak up in my Texan accent in public, over here.

What's funny to me now is to see how English people react to me with my accent when I'm telling them where to find something in Tesco's, or where the closest ATM is, etc. If they didn't expect my accent, they really didn't expect me to have that accent AND know my way around, or how things work over here. Smile

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Post by Guest on Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:01 pm

Ben Reilly wrote:One last thing I've been meaning to get to:

I'm now used to the looks when I speak up in my Texan accent in public, over here.

What's funny to me now is to see how English people react to me with my accent when I'm telling them where to find something in Tesco's, or where the closest ATM is, etc. If they didn't expect my accent, they really didn't expect me to have that accent AND know my way around, or how things work over here. Smile


You should run a daddy day care, if you put this in the name of Eddie and then you can work and earn money. From your home

You are a good dad to eddies kids, why not make use of your time, for the benefit of the pair of you

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Post by eddie on Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:56 am

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Ben Reilly wrote:One last thing I've been meaning to get to:

I'm now used to the looks when I speak up in my Texan accent in public, over here.

What's funny to me now is to see how English people react to me with my accent when I'm telling them where to find something in Tesco's, or where the closest ATM is, etc. If they didn't expect my accent, they really didn't expect me to have that accent AND know my way around, or how things work over here. Smile


You should run a daddy day care, if you put this in the name of Eddie and then you can work and earn money. From your home

You are a good dad to eddies kids, why not make use of your time, for the benefit of the pair of you

That’s a good idea and he’d certainly be good at it but if he was caught, he’d be deported for up to ten years. Not worth the risk. He’s helping me by making sure my daughter is well looked after, taken to school and picked up, entertained (and my god, do they have fun), and well-fed. I need a healthy dinner when I get home and I need him to do all the things I can’t do around the home because I’m not here.

That’s the benefit of having him here and that’s the benefit of him helping me reach the financial requirement.

Up till now, my best friends have been helping and as much as it’s been very helpful, it’s not the same.

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Post by Guest on Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:16 am

eddie wrote:
Thorin wrote:


You should run a daddy day care, if you put this in the name of Eddie and then you can work and earn money. From your home

You are a good dad to eddies kids, why not make use of your time, for the benefit of the pair of you

That’s a good idea and he’d certainly be good at it but if he was caught, he’d be deported for up to ten years.  Not worth the risk. He’s helping me by making sure my daughter is well looked after, taken to school and picked up, entertained (and my god, do they have fun), and well-fed. I need a healthy dinner when I get home and I need him to do all the things I can’t do around the home because I’m not here.

That’s the benefit of having him here and that’s the benefit of him helping me reach the financial requirement.  

Up till now, my best friends have been helping and as much as it’s been very helpful, it’s not the same.


I take your point as there is lots to lose but for the sake of 6 months and making sure you have the funds to ensure Ben is here permanently. I would take that risk, but that is me I guess and its not fair for me to say, when I am not in that position

Maybe Ben could do something that is online and less of a risk then?

He is a journalist after all and could write under a pseudo name  or more so again use your name as the benefactor of any funds garnered by this. He could write news stories and send them in your name. That way he could never be done for this as its all in your name but Ben writing them

Just a thought Eddie, but this way you could earn some more money, as you being the person as the freelancer writer and Ben doing the work for this

Anyway its just some ideas

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Post by Cass on Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:41 am

Am very glad that you can be together again I love you

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