Whilst sitting at a stoplight, I had the immense privilege of witnessing the most epic display of air drumming ever performed from someone driving a Honda Accord. His suit and tie said one thing, but his intense arm motions and thrashing dreads told a whole other story. There was more to this man than met the eye. Inhibitions long gone, held back only by his seat belt, the car bouncing to the beat. In the summer months, this display of raw aggression would have undoubtedly caused a full body sweat, but t...
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Okay, let's settle this. Ladies, here’s a little test for you. All you need is a mop bucket and a garden hose. Ready? Let's go outside!
Once outside, try to find a nice dry area on your driveway or patio. Take the empty bucket, place it on the ground, and using the garden hose, fill it roughly half way with water. Is the ground around the bucket still dry? Good. Now, with the water turn...
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I haven’t attended church in a really long time, but I am a member, and do remain loyal and respectful to the message and beliefs. I spent my childhood years in Sunday School, and if all that stuff they say turns out to be true, you better believe I want a key to the front door of Heaven! If it isn’t, well, no harm done. Religion can be a touchy subject, I get that, but that doesn’t me...
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So the NHL is back. Well isn’t that just wonderful. And like many abusive relationships, the fans will come crawling back thinking this time it will be different. The winner: the NHL. The losers: the fans. Is that how it’s going to be?
Nothing would make me happier than seeing fans finally stand up for themselves and boycott the balance of this season. Empty arenas are the only ...
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Lots of people say “no” all the time. You hear it everyday. It’s one of the first words you learn as a child. It’s a simple two letter word that we all take for granted, and don’t give much thought to. However if you take a step back for a moment and think about it, you’ll realize the strength and power of that word, if and when used properly.
It’s one thing to say “no”, but it’s...
I am so sick and tired of hearing about unions and strikes. Nobody should have the "right" to strike. If you don't like your job, or if you don't think you're being treated fairly, then what you DO have the "right" to do is quit your job. Go find a job somewhere else if you think you've got it so rough. Your success or failure in your career should be entirely up to you, and how hard you're prepared to work. Don't hide behind union representatives whose only job is to create conflict in order to secure ...
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Christmas is once again upon us, and accordingly, so too is the Christmas party season. It has been a full year since the last Christmas season, so here are just a few little tips and reminders of what is expected of you around this time of year.
DO: Bring a host/hostess gift of a nice cabernet sauvignon, pinot grigio, or delicious dessert treats, particularly if attending a Christ...
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This blog post is a little different than my usual posts. After yet another disappointing and frustrating experience with the customer service staff of my telephone/internet/television provider (Bell Canada), I sent the following letter:
November 2, 2012
President Chief Executive Officer
BCE and Bell Canada
# Carrefour Alexander Graham Bell
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Typical Day: Don’t take candy from strangers.
Halloween: Go take candy from strangers.
Typical Day: Just be yourself. You’re great just the way you are!
Halloween: Don’t be yourself, that’s no good. Be someone different, someone way better and more interesting than you’ll ever be.
Typical Day: You’re too young to wear make-up.
Halloween: Hey, you’re yo...
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So who’s drinking the peach drink anyway? You know, that orange liquid cascading in the clear plastic dispenser behind the cashier at your local coffee shop, the level of which never changes. Ever. I mean really, is it so popular that nearly every coffee shop feels the need to have this stuff readily available to their customers? I’ve never seen anyone order it. I’m fearful of even try...