Parents Just Don’t Understand

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So to you all the churners all across the land
There’s no need to argue
Parents just don’t understand

The wise words of a man named Smith transcend time and are applicable today. Maybe I’m not the Toys “R” Us kid I used to be (thanks to David Brandon ruining Umich football) but I still get into tiffs with my parents and ‘grown ups’ about the points game. The famous quote by those on the outside looking at my SQ Suite lifestyle is, “I hope you get a real job one day so that you don’t have to travel with points.” What they do not get is that no level of wealth would allow me to justify spending 12k on a one way flight when I could, for richer or poorer, still fly for next to nothing (damn fuel surcharges).

We points enthusiasts know that maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but someday this whole thing can come to an end. This is why we Shut Up And Book!, take pics aboard Emirates Shower Class, and have sleepless nights dreading our retreat to peasant class should there not be a welcomed recession (joking of course) on the horizon.

This brings me to the topic of MS and my hope that those who are not interested in flying around the world for $225 would be so kind to allocate their Birds, no matter if they be Red, Blue, or fluttering around to people like us. I understand the hesitation because a ss# is required but it’s not like I’m asking strangers for assistance. Even volunteering to manage it for them and show how all of this is possible is rebuffed.

Those that read BoardingArea everyday have become desensitized to the reality of having 40 credit cards, checking into a hotel for a week but staying for a couple of hours, and buying this card with that card to trigger that bonus for this bonus. It’s what you have to do to get from point A to point B, right?

Why can’t they understand?

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Mauritius

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