Relative Values

 

My cousin Santi is worth his weight in gold. My uncle Javier is good for about half a million euros. I have a worthless nephew.

“It will cost you an arm and a leg,” say the Brits. In Spain we say, “It’ll cost you a kidney”. In Hungary, they say it will cost you a rib.

In English you pay “through your nose” for something. In Japanese they pay “with their big toes together” and in Vietnam they pay “in the fragrant rice season”.

OK, OK, I know what you’re thinking. But let me put it another way:

Suppose you stumbled upon a secret recipe for a wonderful meal. Wouldn’t you cook it first before sharing it with others?

Are you with me?

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Norm Price on January 21, 2010 at 7:21 am

    No, I am not with you! I’m without you! Isn’t that priceless?

    Reply

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