This AskMe thread about backing out of a high school chorus trip to Europe
is an excellent illustration of the principle that you should always, always take the time to include all pertinent information in your question.
posted by escabeche to Etiquette/Policy at 9:57 AM (255 comments total)
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In this case, a question that sounded like "How can I make my daughter go to freshman orientation instead of letting her take a free trip to Europe?" turned out actually to be "Can I help my daughter back out of a trip to Estonia with a bunch of kids she doesn't like without spending three thousand dollars I don't have?" But not before tons of people had wasted time writing scoldy answers.