Sunday, October 25, 2009

Customer Service

I think most Korean restaurants are understaffed and terribly managed. My parents and I went to Kyung Bok Palace. We told 3 servers we were ready to order. Then, they asked us to move tables since we weren't using the BBQ. At the new table, we asked twice for cutlery and tea. It took 45 minutes to get food. Why are Korean restaurants the only places to have a "call server" button? This place didn't have one.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Transit Nazi

Public Spaces - 1 - I met the Transit Nazi. He checked each person's ticket for validity. He argued with one man whose ticket expired. Over the intercom he gave us a stern lecture. "Proper fare must be ready before boarding the bus. If you do not comply, you can be fined up to $175. Translink is raising fares because of people who do not honour the system." Rain must have put him in a pissy mood.

Thursday, October 22, 2009


I'm in the elevator and a man says, "What are you listening to?" I say, "Music." He says, "What kind of music?" I say, "Ambient." He stretches his hand towards me (I'm thinking he's asking me for money), and says, "Country!" I say, "Country?!...maybe if I'm from the Prairies." He starts laughing and says, "I like country! I'm from the Yukon." The door opens, he pats me on the arm, and tells me to have a nice day.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Running From The Cops

A frantic young Hispanic male runs into the mail room asking me where the entrance is. He then dashes towards the freight elevator and jumps in. A minute later, a cop shows up asking me for a description of the male and where he went. I find out later that the suspect had ditched a car by the loading dock as he was being chased by the cops. A bit of excitement for Friday.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


I'm On A Train - Ep. 8 - Two girls sit next to me. Girl 1 says, "My curls don't match evenly." Girl 2 says, "It looks okay." Girl 2 says, "I'm nervous about this casting call." Girl 1 says, "If I make it into the magazine, and I look back in 5 years, I'll look hot." Girl 2 says, "If Playboy asks me to strip, I'll do it right away." They both laugh. I smile and get off the train.

Friday, October 09, 2009

Ms. T

I'm On A Train - Ep. 7 - I was dozing on the train this morning, when a young lady sits in front of me pulling out 6 necklaces from her purse. She untangles each one and puts it on her neck. After donning the 6th necklace, she goes into her purse and pulls out another and then another. I was waiting for her to pull out a rabbit. Mr. T must have influenced her at a young age.