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Potshot

I ran into an acquaintance that I haven't seen a few years. Was genuinely happy to see him. Within minutes of meeting up, he took a verbal potshot at me. Apparently he stalks me on social media. I don't follow him so he's sought out my feed on his own volition. I was dismayed that I was ambushed in an initially friendly setting. There's a lot of hostile people out there, looking for fodder to feel better about themselves. BTW I blocked him so that he can no longer see any info on me on said social network. Lately I've been wondering about human nature as I've had a few things stolen, and now this, getting a punch in the head after saying Hey haven't seen you in ages.

I confess

I can’t sleep because I’m thinking about you. Thank god for anonymity, ambiguity, and the internet.

Animals are so wonderful

If you own property in Vancouver, consider allowing pets. I can't find housing for me and my dog and my cat. My pets make me a better person, they make me accountable and reliable and they get me through these hard times. I love them more than anything or anyone. I have an idea that there could be a database of all the pets in the city and you can register your pet and it can be viewed by the public and potential landlords. Landlords could also report damage or behavioral issues which could be added to the database and viewed publicly. This way pet owners will have to be accountable for the actions of their pets. And good pet owners can have documentation proving that their animals will not be a problem. Maybe more landlords would allow pets in their rentals if there was a way they could confirm that your dog is a good boy.

Dear home-sellers / landlords

Please take note: a storage closet is not a den. A den is not a bedroom. A room divider does not take the place of an actual wall, so you cannot call that space a bedroom. If you’re advertising for long term tenants, don’t expect them to sign a fixed term lease so that you can jack the rent up every year without having to adhere to the max percentage defined under the RTA. If you’re renting out a suite in your own house, please remember that you have no more right to enter at will simply because it’s “my place”. Once a tenant signs a rental agreement that unit becomes their home and you must abide by the RTA. If you can’t deal with that then you’re not cut out to be a landlord. When advertising a unit located in your home, it’s relevant and helpful to mention upfront that you have a family of 10 living above the unit. Given that you’re expecting the tenant to live like a monk, that’s only fair, wouldn’t you agree? If you’re selling your home please don’t lie on advertising about the amenities or the square footage. Unless the balcony is actually included in the legal unit entitlement of that condo, you’re not allowed to include it because it doesn’t belong to the unit. Also, a 30 year old “spa” that hasn’t been operational in a decade cannot reasonably be described as an “amenity”. In conclusion, why not stop wasting my time and yours with false advertising and / or unreasonable requirements?

It's not a homeless crisis

It's a decision making and administrative crisis. There's more than enough money around to solve the problem and to keep it solved. Here's a country that has the resources to remove every single homeless person in Canada , house them in reasonable modular homes, feed them and look after their health. Like I said in a previous confessional rant, there's unbelievable amounts of money flowing into the coffers of all levels of Government and Crown Corporations, yet getting that money out into society in an efficient way is next to impossible. As it is, it's the individual City's problem and neither the Provinces or the Fed show any interest in developing a nationwide policy to fix things. They shovel money out off the back of trucks to places like The Portland Hotel Society and their ilk ( most do a great job but it's like running water uphill) and there is absolutely no improvement. Hastings Street downtown is a national disgrace and present attempts to clean it up are an abysmal failure. You can't fix this thing with the approach we have been using for the last 20 years. You need stronger laws that enable us to take people into care who can't look after themselves . We used to have that when Riverview was fully operational but since it was wound down, the helpless and the homeless and the mentally ill have had no place to live but the street. So now it's not only downtown but it's in Coquitlam on the riverbanks, in Surrey in the parks, in Maple Ridge, in Mission with tent cities. Just doling out money without some sort of target and strategy to reduce the pain has not worked and never will work

Any price is acceptable when you’re after LTR

Over the past 5 years, well pretty much since I came to Canada I’d dated 3 girls until I met my current gf who seems to be my fiancée pretty soon;) I’m pretty happy and thank you all for the congrats very much. So anyways at some point in a relationship (usually on a 3-7 month) I always put girls to tests. As you may have figured none of those 3 girls passed my tests except for the last one. The test included “a stranger in a sportcar”, “obtaining her text messages”, “becoming the best friend ever with her best friend” solely to pull out some info on the girlfriend and so on. Was it wrong!? I guess who cares?! I’d rather do that then will be screwed over one day by her. Anyways I told my current gf about these tests and the fact that she passed them. She was pissed as hell. But then she understood my concerns as she is from the same country where family values prevail over carrier or money. I proposed her last night after nearly one year together . She said Yes:)

Younger punks

Are pretty much nerds wearing appropriated punk style who will do anything that authority figures tell them to. PC-warrior punks are just crotchety yippie shits who will be drinking yuppie coffee in 4 years. "Can't do this! Can't say that!". What losers. Go fucken suck the teet of your future HR manager. Losers.

Pitt bulls are so safe

Which is why an infant in Montreal almost died, eh. You wouldn't keep a wolf, even if you trained it properly, so why would you keep a pitt bull? They are good for farm work. Not great everyday pets though.

The homeless & drug addicts in the DTES

For you folks live in your comfortable burbs or your affuent neighborhoods why do you bitch about the DTES residents or homeless or addicts when you never go there, it's not like you guys are experts are you you or shop there? I mean why don't you just shop in Richmond or North Van or Langley or Surrey there where you won't have to deal with the "riff raff"......arm chair experts lol

GS Alternatives

Are there any GS confessions alternatives that are unbiased towards men?

Bike Lanes...

... I am a cyclist, and I don't like bike lanes. They embolden the small percentage of asshole drivers to feel entitled to the road because "there's a bike lane over there." And many of them are simply to take away the most amazing routes, like 4th from Cambie Bridge out to UBC, that is probably the sweetest route out to alma---you climb a bit of a hill to get to 4th and Arbutus, but from there you essentially coast down to Alma. When there is a bike lane within a few blocks, asshole drivers expect bikes to take them. I don't believe in apartheid. Having bike lanes is one step closer to _requiring_ bikes to use them. Like on 10th now, the "bike lane" isn't even wide enough for bikes to safely pass. You can bet I am going to stay on the road where I can pass or be passed.

An idea!

I know how I can make freinds here in Vancouver, I'll just say I'm not from here & that I'm from some exotic country

Lighten up & light up & blaze

Now that weed is now pretty well legal here in Canada maybe we here in Vancouver will become less uptight & chill out be more friendlier, more relaxed & not bitch as much about stupid stuff

To all of those

Those guys who think, just because I posted myself on the beach “half naked” within first 3 photoes of my profile, that I’m a promiscuous woman I wanna say screw you. I’m an independent and strong woman

I SAW YOU

Solo Brunch with a Book

I was eating brunch alone at the bar, reading a book. As I left you stopped me to tell me that...

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”.