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The Evil Woman

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I have already written about my interview at the job that I'm currently holding. A woman was introduced to me in the company's Christmas Party as someone who had been on maternity leave at the time. She later rejoined the company in early year with a good position. She saw me at work and called me by name! I was surprised. I knew she had know interest in me. A mother of three and married with a new born and a good office position who doesn't do anything but answering phones, laughing with other drivers and probably writing a few e-mails! Her job doesn't even require a high school diploma. Everyone could do that. I guess all you need to know is how suck up to the manager or interviewer and there you go: You got the job, particularly if you're a woman!  Don't call me sexist or misogynist or any other shit like that. A company which hires a holder of B. Sc. in Chemistry , if it's valid and legit, and if she was not the bottom of the class, from a Third World

The Second Iraqi Whom I Met

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I realized a new employee had been added to the department next to us, a little than two month ago. I always take the first step, maybe not always, but most of the time, when it comes to making new friends. With women I'm shy but with men, for friendship only, I have no issue. So I started talking to this guy by bringing up the place he is from! I had been told that he was from Iraq but wanted to see what he says. I asked him if he was from Tikrit ! He said he was from Baghdad and asked me if I knew anyone from that town? I said: Yes. Saddam Hussein ! That didn't set him off and later on we spoke a little until we got a chance to get together in a cafe. From what I understand he is an educated guy from a good family. He now drives a car which looks brand new and it's a bit odd for someone who is new to Canada and just lives by himself. It means he has money that is brought from the oil-rich country.  I learnt interesting things about Iraq that I never knew and was curio

A Subsequent Outage: Internet!

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When I came back home after the power was back on last week, I realized that the internet was down! Now that the entire half of the day was wasted and that was the only think I needed! So I got on the phone with this Shaw guys! What a hassle! These guys nowadays encourage you to communicate with text message which is awful but I had no choice because I would have had to wait for the phone for more than 1 freaking hour! So I started exchanging text messages with a guy and with no exaggeration, I spent 1 hour without a result! The guy eventually related the internet outage to power outage! I don't know how their relationship could be except for the period that the power is out!  I checked the modem the next morning and same problem. At the end of the working day when I came home, again Internet was down but I used any opportunity I got, at work, to send them a message! It was working in the afternoon and I sighed but again the next day when I came home it was down! I got really mad

A Ridiculous Increase

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There was a discussion, as part of a meeting, this past week that there will be a wage increase for a number of employees who their performance is considered good! So this past Fri., which was a payday, I checked my pay-stub. There was an increase! A ridiculous and stupid amount:  $0.37 !! I don't even know why they bothered! If I work 40 hours a week, which is usually more than that, the total increase would be $14.80 and in a month, disregarding the overtime, would be $59.20 !  I had a number of mistakes and then a few snitches complained about me. So my file is really not clean but at least I expected them to increase it by $0.50 and they even denied that! With the job market so bad, I guess I have no choice but to stick to this stupid job and survive.  (Photo: A rally in the US to request to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour. An increase of such nature could cost millions to businesses which would lead to thousands of job cuts. A problem that Capitalists have not been

The Disaster of a Power Outage in Canada

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I was on the phone with a Financial Advisor from my bank, after a short visit to a branch, and just when he said that he had sent an e-mail to me I realized that there was no power!! I had never seen something like this, in fact since the old days in the old country. There were, at times, power outages in the old country and there were result of two phenomena: 1- During the war years, 1980-1988 : During these years there were at times blackouts or power outages as this was considered a defense mechanism when the enemy planes would show in the skies. I don't know how effective it was. As well there were power outages due to shortage of fuel for power plants. Also there was this rummer, once I remember clearly after all these years, that the enemy bombers have bombed, for example, this power plant! I don't know how true it was. There was never an official explanation or alert 2- After the war: The power outages were very rare but occurred. The reason, if I remember correctly, wa

My Experiences with POF

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I decided to try POF once back in 2016 and the result was quite disappointing. Only met one woman and that was a disastrous meeting. I, on that time, was in much worse shape (shit!) that I'm now. So I didn't care much. The woman was ugly and I mean really ugly and at time we spent some hour or so outdoors in chilly whether, walking! At the end I gave her my e-mail address but she never contacted me! Then I decided to give it a try two months back and I had a couple of good starts which didn't take me anywhere and eventually got to meet two women at the same day! The first one asked me to join her " for a walk ". We ended up walking up and down the damn hills of Nose Hill Park for 1 hour and a half! If it was a normal day and normal life, I wouldn't mind that but for someone who works 6 days a week and normally between 8.5 to 9 hours, the 7th day is usually a relaxed day. Then another stupid thing happened. I asked her if she wanted to join for a coffee and

Lazy Ass's Long List: Uptown Pizza

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I, now, have visited Lazy Ass three times in his new place and every time we go out to eat. That's mainly because he has a long list of good places that we can enjoy food, mostly East Indian . This time he suggested to try Vietnamese but I'm off Noddles and that kind of shit but the place we went to had no less carbohydrate than the place we were supposed to go, firstly!  We went to this bistro/cafe in downtown called Uptown Pizza where they serve East Indian food and drink alongside Pizza ! I left it to him to order our food as he's the expert. We got a Rice dish, which contained colourful Rice and meat, possibly Lam(!) and a tray of two bowls, one contained Ground Meat and Potato with a sprinkle of Parsley and the other one Split Pea s with a plate of Bread . The food was hot, spicy and delicious but it had so much fat, carbohydrate and oil than I didn't have anything but water and coffee the next day until 05:00 PM! Lazy Ass had even a bottle of Mango Drink

Peanut Cookie

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The disgusting, nasty, redneck previous owner of the property didn't live any of the appliances manual for me. I really wanted to use the oven of the electric range but didn't want to cause any damage. So I decided to ask the neighbour who seems a nice lady and we once have talked. I heard noises from her place one day and I realized he was moving stuff around in the balcony. I asked her from my side if I she thought our appliances were the same. She did not think so but agreed to lend me her range's manual. I quickly took a look and found the document and returned the original to the neighbour. That's when I baked the Peanut Cookies . But then I thought to myself: If a Peanut Cookie , according to Kraft, is simply made of Peanut Butter , Brown Sugar and Egg , why don't I eat it the way their are mixed, without baking?! I mean we all eat the three ingredients, some on daily basis. Don't we? In that case I not only save electricity but can enjoy a sort of raw fo

The People of Thanksgiving

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I don't think I've done anything in any recent Thanksgivings but the other day I was sitting at home and I received a text message. I was surprised as who would send me a message at this time of the day, shortly after I had come back from work. I looked at the phone and it was my realtor! Why would she send me a message, was the first question that came to my mind! We are done, although she helped me a few times after I moved in. A Caucasian woman, especially a married one has nothing to do with me! They mostly, majority hate people like me but her message indicated that she had me in mind in the Thanksgiving and thanked me and added that she had dropped something at my door!  I went down and I saw a box from Cobs Bread ! I don't eat stuff like that because it's full of sugar but I thanked her and she responded by saying that we would visit!  I know that's not what you might think but I don't know what that means. I wanted to give her something and I will but t

Raja Food

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Lazy Ass called me after 2 months a couple of weeks ago. He usually calls when he's lonely and by that I mean he has no gf! He once had a married(!) Mexican girl as his gf and according to him they were in love but they have broken up several time. That girl actually was the reason he was thrown out of the house. Then he was with other girls while now he lives in a basement. I don't mind visiting him because it's always fun! We talk about here and there and we laugh. The other night he, as usual, took me to a place to eat but considering he's out of work, we paid separately. It's strange for me to see and understand someone with no job, no nice place to live, no plan for the future, no education, no support and no direction in life and in debt to be able to chase girls and women or lie down on his bed and watch a movie on a big screen TV , which he has purchased recently, by the way, I think it's 55" (!) but some might see that's the age. He's no

Disgusting Disgraceful Builders of Canada (DDBC)

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I I worked in residential construction as a sort of Site Supervisor for a bit more than a year and learnt a lot. I worked for that cheating, fraudulent, bastard, A. J. who by the way is a relative! The bastard deducted $100 every month, from the agreed-upon salary for insurance! Although the contract was not in writing but it was still considered binding and I could've filed a complained against the piece of crap but I didn't know at the time. It was then when I realized who these builders in Canada , similar to the old country, and perhaps the other parts of the world, become rich and I think everyone knows a little. Using shit material, utilizing cheap labour, cutting the corners, skipping the codes and standards, providing temporary cheap solutions to problems, you name it! In the province of Brit " SHIT " Columbia where there's a big pool of disgusting, stinking cheap labour available and without any bias they are mainly from Punjabi Indian background, A.

Stupid Ruling Regarding a Spy's Death

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I wrote about the spy that the American 's were looking for, in Iran, for a long time, a little than a year ago. I am no fan of the Islamic Republic but at the same time I do not approve of everything that the US wants to do at each and every corner of the world, being the World's police! For that reason when I read the story of the American spy, the CIA agent, Robert Levinson and his disappearance in Iran , after landing in Kish Island in Persian Gulf , I had no sympathy for him and his family.  How dare you, the family of the spy, to go to the country that your man went to, to collect information and then harm the people with that information, to ask for his release! It is thought the guy was handed to one of the groups that Iran works with in Afghanistan  or somewhere and possibly died there. Now a stupid judge in the US has ruled that the Iranian government has to pay the family of the disgraceful spy a total of $1.3 billion ! What a stupid joke! If the world would work

Moon Cake

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There has been nothing but hard work and home chores in the past 4 months and even before longer before that. Therefore there hasn't been anything notable to write. Bringing the stuff to the new place, trying to organize things and still I am far away from a comfortable house.  That aside, a week ago there was a sort of Chinese festival, I thing and they distributed a sort of " treat " called Moon Cake ! I've heard of Moon Pie which is an American confection but I've not tried it.So I decided to try this Chinese thing although I have no good experience with Chinese baked items and food, in general.  An opened Moon Cake. The disturbing(!) Yolk can be clearly seen It was not good! The so-called cake is basically made of some disgusting/unknown flour plus a think pate which should be a type of Bean , as that's what the Chinese use for their filling and then the oddest thing is a salted cooked Yolk in the center of cake which tastes disgusting! I'd never