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Old 01-07-08, 05:42 PM   #1
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Ever been a host family for an "au pair"?

Or know a family that has done this? I have a friend from Colombia who joined one of these programs (EF Cultural Care Au Pair) and is scheduled to spend a year with a family in Washington DC (well providing she gets her visa at the US embassy in Bogota on thursday...). I was wondering what the experience was like for the family.

This is the program my friend joined:

http://www.culturalcare.ca/default.aspx
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Old 01-07-08, 07:08 PM   #2
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Normally the father of the family will try to bang the au pair.
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Old 01-07-08, 07:14 PM   #3
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Normally the father of the family will try to bang the au pair.
Or the au pair will kill the children
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Old 01-07-08, 07:54 PM   #4
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Sounds like fun, I'll let her know.

Funny chat with her yesterday on MSN:

Her: Their (the family) religion is "agnostic", what is "agnostic"? Are they bad people?
Me: Yes, they worship Satan and do human sacrifices in their basement.
Her:
Me: that's a joke. It means thay are skeptical about the existence of God.
Her: They don't believe in God! They don't go to church!
Me: Not exactly. They are not 100% certain that god exists, but they might choose to believe in god and might also follow some religion.
Her: I don't understand.
Me: Do you know what an atheist is?
Her: Yes.
Me: Ok so agnostics are like in between atheists and religious people.
Her: I don't understand.
Me: They just can't make up their fucking mind about god or religion. Just be thankful you won't end up with some Christian fundamentalist nutjobs.
Her: Why?
Me: Nevermind

Now this conversation is going on in Spanish. My spanish is decent but trying to explain something like agnosticism to someone in spanish is another story... I finally found a wiki page in spanish on agnosticism and went "here, read this."
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Old 01-07-08, 08:13 PM   #5
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Normally the father of the family will try to bang the au pair.

I've seen a lot of good movies that are based on this premise
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Old 01-07-08, 08:17 PM   #6
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"oh pair"?
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Old 01-07-08, 09:45 PM   #7
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My sister and her husband have an au pair. It wouldn't surprise me if that douche tried to bang her.
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Old 01-07-08, 09:52 PM   #8
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I always wanted a French maid.
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Old 01-10-08, 04:50 PM   #9
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Oh well, my friend's visa was denied. She got the typical canned response "After spending a year in the #1 country in the world we see no reason why you would want to return to a shithole like Colombia, so DENIED!".

(Sarcasm added for effect)

Now considering how big an issue illegal immigration is in the US, this is not that surprising. It must be extremely difficult for anyone from central or south america to get a visa.
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Old 01-10-08, 05:00 PM   #10
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I have no idea what this is. Someone give me the Cliff Notes version.
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Old 01-10-08, 05:13 PM   #11
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I have no idea what this is. Someone give me the Cliff Notes version.
A young lady that lives with you and takes care of your young children then spends her off hours expecting you to drive her around town, pay for her cell phone bills, pay for her international calling, speak in a language that may not even really exist anymore, refuse to do even basic favors for your family all the while saying how much she misses home and leave you in the lurch before her contract is up.
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Old 01-10-08, 05:24 PM   #12
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Well that's one way to put it.

Alternatively, Dave could check the link in my 1st post.
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Old 01-10-08, 05:45 PM   #13
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I always wanted a French maid.
I think eXcentris is already employed
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Old 01-10-08, 05:57 PM   #14
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A young lady that lives with you and takes care of your young children then spends her off hours expecting you to drive her around town, pay for her cell phone bills, pay for her international calling, speak in a language that may not even really exist anymore, refuse to do even basic favors for your family all the while saying how much she misses home and leave you in the lurch before her contract is up.
So it's a form of polygamy.
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Old 01-10-08, 06:01 PM   #15
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I think eXcentris is already employed
I'm not French.
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Old 01-10-08, 07:07 PM   #16
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So it's a form of polygamy.
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Old 01-10-08, 07:08 PM   #17
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So it's a form of polygamy.
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