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Meeting the Boss

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I was sitting in my colleague's, The Tote Lover (!), office the other day and the Boss-to-be , who actually is the boss barged in! He shock hands with me and from the beginning I confirmed that I was right: He's really crazy! That was my first meeting with him after two Teams. He's a tall man with a big head where he has lost most of his hair and a big belly. He sat next to me and we were having a meeting with someone else in another province. He was speaking loudly which I'm sure the people outside the office heard him although the door was close. He barely let anyone else talk but I was very polite and courteous! When he was talking and looking at me I was confirming by nodding and but most of the time I was quite because the other guy, in the other province, was just full of shit! I didn't want to say something which might trigger the boss! Then the asshole, who was basically helping us with an issue, giving us advices started smoking! That was one I realized tha

Not Without My Daughter after 30 years

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Not Without my Daughter came out in 1991, from what I've read, and I think it was a few years after that when I was still doing my degree that I watched it with a friend or couple at his home on VHS ! I'm referring to the movie not the book. The movie is based on the book of the same name written by an American woman who was held in Iran against her will.  American movie were rarely shown in theaters or on TV but this one was different. This movie was banned for showing a cruel and wild image of Iranian society, after the revolution and at the early years of Iran-Iraq War. I remember that the movie's quality was very poor at the time and that was because it had probably been copied several times from different formats and of course my English was not good. So we didn't get much of the story but the images shown, which even now I believe is exaggeration, was ugly and embarrassing! Even today I wouldn't be able to watch the movie with a foreigner who has never been

Fuel Cost for a Week

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The cost of fuel has gone up so high and no one is able to do a damn thing about it! They all blame it on Russia-Ukraine War ! I got gas for $1.91 the day before and last night it was about $1.89 in a non-so-popular gas station! I don't know how different the quality of fuel is between a giant corporation such as Shell and a small old gas station but I was running low and was afraid that I might get stuck on the road. I went and bought gas from the small place for 2 cents cheaper, not even that much, I think!  So now due to the long distance between the home and work, I pay at least $50 a week for gasoline! There's no doubt that the car is now wearing much faster than before and every day I have to get out at least one hour before the start of work and that is not because I'm so eager to be there! It's to avoid to be stuck in a traffic jam and having a rush breakfast. Beside I am never late at work. The other thing is all of my efforts to buy a new car is abolished. I

Hotel Mumbai

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I stayed up a few nights ago and watched an incredibly strong movie: Hotel Mumbai . It's one of the movies which doesn't do well in North America , and most likely Europe , because there's no sex scenes, no drug using or stupid superheros! When a society is sick, then their interests and hobbies are sick and unusual too, like driving big 4x4 vehicles in mud! Destroying the nature, burning fossil fuel for fun(!) and making extra noise is apparently a hobby for some! . A garbage movie such as Reservoir Dogs or From Dusk till Down which has no meaning and is comprised of nothing but coarse language, shooting and killing, apparently is praised a lot in this society(!) while movies such as Seven Years in Tibet , Valkyrie and Foxcatcher are ignored!  Hotel Mumbai is the true story of the people who stayed at their job and defended their guests and their workplace against brainwashed terrorists who had no motivation but blind hatred which had been given to them by someone who

Extreme Work Conditions

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There has been an ongoing alert for most of the Province of Alberta and particularly the southern part. We had to shut down the work on Mon. due to the risk of electrocution (getting hit by lightning) and today was extreme wind ( 70 km/h ) and heavy rainfall/hail. I, despite this was asked to go to the site and provide assistance.  The Right to Refuse might have been applicable here but since the other guy was working, I didn't say anything. I generally don't mind the outside when there's extreme weather but for this wage, I don't think it worth it! I even ripped my pants by getting stuck in some pieces but since there was no injury, I couldn't file a report!  The drive to and from work was not too bad except for the morning traffic because of an idiot who paid no attention to the driving condition, got himself into an accident and blocked half of the highway!  This is my choice. I wanted to rid of the toilet which I had been working in, for over two years and now

Those Who Forget the Past are Condemned to Repeat it

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Lazy Ass showed up at the door about a month ago around 22:00. It had been more than 3 months that we were not in touch. I had not given him my new number. So that is why he showed up to see what was going on. I was on the second floor, watching a movie and pretended that I was asleep! He kept ringing the bell! I eventually went to the balcony and told him that he had to leave! Just bluntly like that! He asked me if I was okay. I told him that I could not open the door for him! I hope that is the end and never see him!  I had wanted to do this for a long time but every time he called I answered. Now I have given him the final answer and haven't given him the number. I think that should work. Once when he was insisting by sending me text messages such as " Call me " or " Let's hang out " and so I wrote him: Those who forget the past, are condemned to repeat it! I meant that I had witnessed his disgusting animal behaviour and pig-house life style and I would

Mentally Sick People of North America

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I've studied Canadian and American societies through the past 20 years or so, watched their habits, behaviour and culture. The Canadian s have been observed all these years as I have been working and living with them, basically. The American s just by seeing their lifestyle and the news I hear or watch.  While I've met some of the nicest and most beautiful people, in heart, both in the US and Canada , I've come to the conclusion that the number of crazy, mentally disturbed, psychopaths, the ones who should be locked up for the rest of their lives, the ones who should be hospitalized in nuthouses and such people is way more, way way more, in fact, than what we see in the so-called Third World countries if we compare this number to the total population. One example of that is the sick maniac who went and fight for ISIS ! Think about this: A nasty, disgusting, sick, Caucasian American woman, leaves her country, travels around the globe and gets herself into Syria and lead

A New Position

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Once again I'm involved in projects and have to deal with all sorts of animals! The only difference is that they are less harmful in comparison to the assholes that I had to struggle with earlier! I also started to think that maybe it's me who has difficulty adopting himself to his environment and work comfortably with everyone and in everywhere! There's one big factor which should not be forgotten: What helps you to get through all the difficulties and stress in life! Here in Canada there're plenty available.  1- Alcohol: Many people seek to resolve their problems and calm their stress by drinking alcoholic beverages and that start at early ages. You shut down the liquor stores here in Canada for a week and there will be a civil war worst than Syria !  2- All sorts of legal and illegal narcotics: You have access to everything that makes you forget about what has been going on in your life! From Marijuana which has been legal and can be purchased from stores and anythi