I'm in Chicago (not sure if he realizes this), and I'm poor, so blowing several hundred dollars on a trip to NY is a bit of an investment.
The above is an exact quote, and is the entirety of the email I got back from a guy who is the president and co-founder of his firm. It's a pretty sweet place and I'd kill to work there, but I'm not sure from that one line how serious he is or how good my chances are. How would you respond? I don't want to sound like I don't appreciate his reply.