I confess I feel great! Vowed in April to stop buying monthly passes and to walk or cycle everywhere I can, and also since July have stopped eating Tim Hortons and other fast food... and it’s fantastic. Losing weight and spending less never felt so good. Fuck you translink but thank you also for your shitty service pushing me to be healthier. So always look on the bright side folks <3
I am a man with multiple health issues that are very painful. I was hurting, tired, feeling ill and some woman decided to preach at me even though I asked her to stop. She got right in my face telling me I was going to hell and deserved it. Today was NOT the day to even consider that. I called her a hypocrite and asked if she had ever worked with dying people, I have, I asked her if she had tried helping homeless people, I have. I asked her if she had spent time with elderly shut ins who just needed someone to talk to. She said No to all of those, I lost it and said who in hell did she think she was telling strangers they were going to hell. I finally said I am not going to Hell I am in it now listening to her bullshit. I hate losing it but enough is enough. Keep your damn religious views to yourself and stop trying to push it on everyone. You chose your faith let me choose mine. And if it differs from yours, shut up, its none of your business! And leave people who are in pain alone.
To the ladies at the office who whisper & gossip:
Remember when your back is turned, the person you're gossiping with is gossiping about you. Listen to how someone speaks - if they're talking shit to you about someone, most likely they're talking shit about you to someone else.
I confess that I just don’t understand why people bring glass to the beaches. The amount of broken glass I pick up on my daily walks with my dog on Spanish Banks beaches is something else. Kids playing everywhere,dogs running,what the fuck are you thinking? If you have to drink beer on the beach bring cans for heavens sake. And another thing. If you dispose of your returnable cans or bottles,put them on the grass beside the garage cans. Someone will pick them up for refund fairly quickly. Will help someone out with a meal
A big thumbs up and thanks to those civilians who would not hesitate to stand up to goofs on transit, sidewalks and shops. You're out there and silent..but when we need you- you step forward.
Thanks to all of you who stepped up and made a difference.
For my entire adult life I have been ashamed to be a North American and wondered why the rest of the world wants to be like us.
I used to be rich, had everything handed to me houses, cars, cash. never had to work or put effort into anything, since I lost it all i now work full time to barely pay rent for a tiny apartment and have no money left over to buy anything. I strangely feel better about myself and more fulfilled now than when I was rich and lounging around on yachts.
Currently there’s a CBC documentary on three restaurant dishwashers in Montreal. I have so much respect for these dishwashers because they put in a real, honest day’s work. They’re not looking down staring at their smartphones. They’re not frauds and pretending to be something they’re not. They don’t talk their way out of work and they don’t use talk as a smokescreen to hide failures and shortcomings. They don’t brown-nose to elevate their status. They’re simply busting their ass, soaked in sweat, getting their job done and being part of a successful team. In my office, apparently you can fuck up, not do your job, and continue to get paid handsomely, month after month. I have more respect for the “dish pigs” (name of the documentary) than the so-called “office professionals” that I have to work with.
I quit drinking nearly two months ago. But I kind of broke my sobriety and had one beer with my dinner yesterday. That one pint didn’t taste so good and made me want to puke my guts out. I realize now that beer or any alcohol is not for me so I’m just going to keep embracing my sober life the way it is.
It seems that alcohol has become more acceptable than smoking of any kind. Prolonged alcohol use is dangerous for the liver and kidneys, but there aren't enough advertisements warning people of these dangers, only ones that make drinking alcohol look cool and sexy. Marijuana is frowned upon, you can't even light a doobie on the street without getting dirty looks from people waving their hands in front of their faces to dispell the smoke. I guess they prefer breathing in car exhaust. The fact is, there has been no overdoses or health effects from breathing in second hand smoke from marijuana or even smoking marijuana. I think the public needs to be better informed on these issues.