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Old 03-23-2009, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Northeast TN
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Was it 100 rupees the teams had to collect? If so, that is less than $2 in US money. Also, because India is so populated, there are many wealthy people as well as the enormous poverty.
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Old 03-23-2009, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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yes, it was 100 rupees.
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Old 03-23-2009, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Florida
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oh...ok I stand corrected. Still it seems frivolous ,to me anyway, with all the obvious poverty. Also it seems more poverty than wealth. It looks to be a sad place to live.

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Was it 100 rupees the teams had to collect? If so, that is less than $2 in US money. Also, because India is so populated, there are many wealthy people as well as the enormous poverty.
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Old 03-23-2009, 02:36 PM
 
Location: South Bay Native
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Every season, they have a team that goes to one of the poor countries and criticizes everything and everyone in it. Usually, it's along the lines of "yuck...look at all that garbage" or "these people smell." Thankfully, it seemed like last night most of the teams were really moved by the poverty they saw in India.

However...what is with Jaime and Cara? I am not sure why they feel it necessary to treat everyone (from the taxi drivers to the people giving them their next clue to the people who help at the challenges) like garbage. Who do they think they are? As someone who has literally traveled all around the world, nothing and I mean nothing, will get you into trouble faster or label you as an "ugly American" then acting like you are superior just because you're from the USA.

I'm not even sure if that's their problem (being American). I think they are just rude. It's a good rule of thumb that you can judge people by how they treat people like waiters and store workers. Everyone is always nice to their friends or people they are trying to impress but it says a lot about a person by how they treat someone who is serving them. I think I saw either Jaime or Cara (not sure which one...they are interchangeable) actually smack their taxi driver on the shoulder when they couldn't find him.

For that reason alone, I want them off. Even more than the brothers who are some of the worst clue readers in the Amazing Race history.
They categorize themselves as "Former NFL Cheerleaders" - I suspect their lofty behavior isn't just because they are from the USA and traveling abroad. I suspect this is how they treat everyone that is 'beneath' them (which is pretty much everyone).
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Old 03-24-2009, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Northern VA
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oh man. I didn't get to see it. I was sick and barely remember Sunday night and my DVR tape of it is filled w/ 60 minutes instead!
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Old 03-24-2009, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Back in Dallas Texas where I belong!
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My DVR was 60 Minutes too ... I wish they would come up with a fix for that. During football season I had everything set to tape until 1030 at night to avoid missing Amazing Race .. I forgot about stupid Basketball ... now I hate the sport even more!
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Old 03-24-2009, 11:29 AM
 
Location: USA
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I had it on DVR and watched it last night. Sorry Nicole my wasn't filled with 60 min but I'm on the west coast.
Tammy & Victor are so spoiled. The comment when he said when his dad see's him doing manual labor he won't believe it. They for sure don't need the money.
I think Mike & Mark (the brothers) did that challenge only to prove that they are the strong ones even though they're small. They would have went home if the girls didn't have the extra road block.
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Old 03-24-2009, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Northern VA
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Who went home?
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Old 03-24-2009, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Back in Dallas Texas where I belong!
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Bella your comment made me think of something with Tammy and Victor. Last week when they were doing the snow plow detour ... Tammy made a comment "I've never driven anything but a Mercedes Benz." ugh please get over yourself....but what I really caught was during that entire dialogue it really seemed like she was "trying to act" or something ... using a strange tone of voice and almost measured words. Made me wonder if they had to retape it or something and she was trying to get it right
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Old 03-24-2009, 11:36 AM
 
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Who went home?
The flight attendants. I can never remember their names. One is Christie maybe??
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