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Besides the fact that Mrs. _Maxxx_ needs all the luck in the world just being married to me (yes, I know, hard to believe, but I'm probably not (quite) the best hubby in the world) she is opening her chocolate shop tomorrow in the local village.
This is one MASSIVE step. She has really impressed me with the way she has taken this on - from embryonic idea, to having her sister pull out of the partnership, through delays with the lease, buggered up deliveries (don't EVER use DHL) she's got there, and tomorrow will be a BIG day.,
no fanfare, just a quiet opening - probably just for a few hours on the first day (there's a problem with the aircon, so the windows may need to be boarded up at lunchtime to avoid a chocolate waterfall out the door!)
I am safe in the knowledge that the though of visiting Code Project to Mrs. _Maxxx_ is as watching an entire series of Big Brother would be to me, and so I can say
Would you sit next to a foreigner in a bus or train?
I look similar to Nish's profile pic, and most of the time, the place next to me is the last to be filled on public transport. I really shouldn't give a sh*t, but I've realized that I no longer sit, even if the entire f***ing carriage is vacant.
Stupid Chinese / Vietnamese / Brits / French / etc
(real country disguised)
In all seriousness it doesn't bother me at all, but a couple of years ago I was on a train, and sitting opposite a black man who had a rucksack next to him.
As we pulled into a station he stood up and walked off down the train, leaving his rucksack on the seat.
I was a little bit concerned that the rucksack was going to explode, but not too much. I stood up, I had a look out the door to see if he had got off further down the train, and I returned to my seat (listening for ticking sounds) before we pulled off from the station.
The man returned shortly afterwards.
I don't know if I would have been less worried had he been white, or more worried had he been Asian.
Ultimately what kept me calm was wondering why anyone would want to blow up Tamworth, I mean there are many good reasons, but I cannot think that any self respecting terrorist would go to the bother.
Every man can tell how many goats or sheep he possesses, but not how many friends.
stuff like this always surprises me. I was commuting to London daily during te height of the irish bombing campaign. If I saw someone walk away from a bag, i would stop them and ask if it was their bag. If I saw an unattended bag, i would report it immediately - but THOUSANDS of people would ignore the situation, or just nudge each other "oohh Ethel, there's an unattended bag!"
Seems many brits would rather be blown to kingdom come than cause a scene!
I used to take a monthly shower like everyone else but I had to stop because Apple threatened a lawsuit.
It appears my shower had a large central window, rounded corners and to access it I made a left to right swiping motion (to open the door). Their lawyers also mentioned "streaming input and output and a touch interface" but I don't think that they can actually support a patent claim on that.
- Life in the fast lane is only fun if you live in a country with no speed limits.
- Of all the things I have lost, it is my mind that I miss the most.
- I vaguely remember having a good memory...
Mate, it's nothing to do with racism, as you suggest, but the fact that you smell.
Yeah if he'd only shower once a month like the rest of us geeks.
I'll have you know I get rained on at least once a week.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, waging all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
9/11 (not having this argument again).
The Srinagar Bombing
US Consulate Bombing in Karachi
The Haifa Bus Massacre
Riyadh Compound Bombings
Gateway of India (Mumbai) Bombings
The Glasgow Airport Attack
As you see from this VERY TINY SELECTION there have been a lot of islamic terror attacks.
Therefore anyone who looks even vaguely like they may be islamic is going to be viewed with suspicion.
Mind you, if you do get on a train and cannot find a seat, simply pull out a prayer mat, a koran and start wailing allah akbar and you will have a whole carriage to yourself.
--------------------------------- I will never again mention that I was the poster of the One Millionth Lounge Post, nor that it was complete drivel. Dalek Dave
What do you mean by looking islamic? Does Nish look islamic?
In all honestly, to the majority of Britons(and I guess that is where you are), YES you do. I can tell the difference between an Indian and a Arab and I reckon I could even tell the difference between an Indian and a Pakistani 75% of the time. Unfortunately most people, or at least half of them would think an Indian is a Muslim.
I doubt you could tell the difference between an Englishman and A French man, or even an English man and a German, whereas us white people can.
I expect you could even tell what part of India someone comes from just by looking at them with reasonable accuracy?
I have to laugh at this, I'm 6`3, born in Oz with cauc heritage going back a long way (so I'm white) but I wear a full beard, I was asked if I was Islamic in a Yangon market a number of years ago by a very dodgy looking character. All it took was a bushy beard and a slight tan to invoke the stereotype.
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity