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I am Not Rich

I own two houses with assessed values of 4.5 million and 2.7 million. I am sick and tired of people in the media portraying people like myself as wealthy. I have worked extremely hard for this. Working 7 days a week at two jobs with no vacations for years. Most young people have no idea what it takes to own property and save vast amounts of money or how much you have to sacrifice. You have to sacrifice vacations and going out drinking with your buddies. I see you on the weekends drinking and in the morning driving around in expensive financed cars you can't afford wearing designer clothes bought on credit. Young guy at my work is driving around in a brand new BMW and drinking expensive $5 coffee everyday and eating lunch out everyday and going to clubs on weekends and running up bar tabs paying one credit card bill with another credit card and he has the audacity to say they are entitled to own houses without putting in the work. He's getting evicted from his rental and he doesn't even care. Bragging to his friends about how the landlord can't touch him for six months and how uncool the landlord is. If you are a young person and are not working two jobs 80 hours a week then you can't complain about housing because you aren't putting in the work like we did.

People Before Profits

I own six small apartment buildings in Vancouver. In my 40 years as a landlord in Vancouver I have never had to evict a single person. I have always followed my gut when selecting tenants. I can tell after a quick conversation whether a person is honest and hard working and trying to do good with their life. I of course run credit checks and check their work histories but for the most part its gut instinct. I was one of the first landlords to rent to gays and single women in the West End. I am so old that single women used have to have their father sign the rental agreements for them. You actually got better tenants because they appreciated the opportunity. I think this whole thing about landlords versus tenants can be solved by pure honesty and following the golden rule. People before profits is the only way to live.

Canadian Dream...

is dead. Upward mobility is gone. You fight daily just not to lose the class you were born into. This is what open borders globalism has wrought. A race to the bottom. Just look at the army of homeless on Vancouver streets. 30-ish university educated Canadians sharing 1 bedroom apts. Pathetic.

I build disposable homes

I don't care about the quality of what I build anymore and neither does anyone I work with. Not my coworkers, not my boss and certainly not the developer that hired us. Whats the point? Sometimes the homes we build get left empty sometimes they just get flipped a bunch of times and sold to a foreigner. As long as it looks good when the buyers walk by everybody's happy. We may as well be building movie sets. I don't build with love anymore I build with hate, hate for the rich bastard who hired me to build a mansion just so he could sell it and make a bunch more money, hate for the system that has facilitated this kind of a market, and hate for myself that I have no choice but to continue to build poor quality luxury homes no one can afford to live in. I'm sorry really I am. Please don't buy anything built in last 10 years. Try to find one of those post-war homes that haven't been torn down yet. At least they were built by passionate tradespeople not broken hearted self-hating profiteers.

Day 1

Went to bed sober last night. First time in.... Well, a long, long time. Had one beer after work and went outside for a walk instead of cracking a bottle. Feels good man.

the old lady that called me a liar on the bus today

Dear Old Lady, you called me an asshole and a liar for not giving you my seat today. I guess you didn't know, priority seating is for those in need. not just you, for being old. I understand you might not have expected to hear that I needed to stay sitting. I get it, I'm young and look fit and I may not look hurt. but i wasn't lying to you when i said it hurts to stand up. you called me a liar. If you knew the pain I've suffered through in the past 14 months. If there is one thing in this world I wish for on a daily basis, it's that I could just stand comfortably for a few minutes. or maybe, juuuust maybe, one day that I wasn't in excruciating pain... but it still hurts to stand. walking is hellish. And you had the gall to call me a liar. You demanded my seat because you are a senior. But refused to listen to me when I told the truth. could you not see the pain in my eyes? I wish I could stand and offer my seat to those who need it, like I always used to do. but today, today I needed to stay sitting. You actually called me an asshole for being disabled today. think about that for a moment. look inside yourself, just for a second. do you have no heart? no soul? is that the problem? go fuck yourself. learn to respect other human beings.

Canada Buys Kinder Morgan Pipeline !!

Justin Trudeau's liberals just secured my vote in the next election. He's FINALLY en-route to becoming his father's son. Oh yes.. in your face ti all the sanctimonious politicians and protestors who are against the twinning of the pipeline. You've NO idea what is good for BC residents, our fellow Canadians and even yourselves. Please leave the province so we can move on now.

Smug

Why are bike shop workers so friggen smug and full of attitude. I take my bike in to get serviced, then get belittled as he fires off words I don't know the meaning of. " Hmm, that might add up, that may need replacing." Then complains that he is super busy.. it's summer.. You work in a bike store, dude. Get off your high horse.

Not a hot hiker

How do all these girls on instagram manage to take selfies of themselves mid-hike where they look flawless and model-like? I always feel and look so disgusting during a hike that the last thing I want is for my photo to be taken...plus I'd rather focus on the scenery, not myself.

Am I a weirdo?

I like the diversity training at Starbucks, but I also like Trump's politics and how he is defending American values. Sounds like I'm a centrist, but everything calls me a right and left wing bigot.. This makes me think that they're the ones being stupid.

For all you transit riders

For the last time, take off your f*ing backpacks and large bags if it's getting packed. And keep moving to the back of the bus. Geezus.

Ugh

Reserving seats in a movie theatre is ridiculous. And what’s even more idiotic is when you tell us we are in your seats when the theatre is empty. Just sit wherever you want princesses, just like in the old days. PS. Never going to the Fifth Avenue again.

waiters

If I go into a restaurant with friends or family, it is to enjoy a tasty meal and our own conversion. I hate it when a server hears a tidbit and decides to make a comment...sometimes nice, sometimes sassy; please , just smile, say thank you and mind your own business. You do not need to know or comment on personal details. The last irritating encounter was at a restaurant on Main.

Secret

On a business trip I was feeling lonely so I slept with some random guy and my husband will never know.

I SAW YOU

The SkyTrain from Coq

I saw you really dark long jet black I think , but you walked toward me . I wonder were we both...

SAVAGE LOVE

Savage Love: Men making mouth music mistakes

I was discussing my lack of oral sex with Sam and he said he’d be willing to “help me out”.