Nov 5, 2013 at 12:03:09
“Correction, SOME vegans and vegetarians are always creating new campaigns..... I'm vegetarian and I couldn't care less about recruiting new members. In fact, I don't even normally tell people unless they are cooking for me.”
“Your comments confuse me.... you seem to talk a lot about these people being lazy teenagers in other posts, but here you call them poor liberal 20 somethings. They can't be both. Are you actually interested in the topic of this article or are you just looking for an excuse to spew ageism?”
“I think you just reiterated my point, while somehow backtracking on the racism I accused you of. So you are now saying that you didn't assume this man was foreign because he wasn't white, you assumed he was foreign because he was behaving badly. So by your logic, Canadians would never do anything so borish. You should star in youtube tutorials to teach people to be more "Canadian" in their etiquette. Thank goodness we have someone like you who is willing to teach the hethans that their countries have raised them imporperly.”
Ian Llangan on Oct 29, 2013 at 11:56:06
“Racism relates to have a particular bias against those of another race and/or against anyone not of one's own race. So you fail there, because that is in no way what my remarks indicated. There are certainly plenty of recent arrivals from Eastern Europe whose conduct in public is quite brutally rude.
Presuming that this sort of display of public rudeness emanates from someone who is/was not acculturated to Canadian norms is not racist, merely logical. Furthermore - the words for which you were grasping are *boorish*, *heathens* and *improperly* and you illustrate keenly my point that there are far too many peasants strutting about, displaying as proudly as peacocks their utter cluelessness about how little they actually know.
My original statement merely pointed out that prior to about twenty years ago, this sort of conduct on the TTC was virtually unheard of (now it is commonplace) and that there is a causation-implied correlation with immigration trends. Please feel free to examine the levels of immigration from approximately 1970-90, and then 1990 onward, and the shift in nations of origin from whence New Canadians have been drawn. You are free to draw your own conclusions. I'm not particularly interested to hear about them however.”
“I don't see how it is sad that people want to come to this country. My family came over in the 1930s. I am only third generation Canadian. You assume that because I am blonde haired and pale skinned when I act rudely it is because I am a rude person. When this man acted rudely you assumed he was an immigrant. There are rude people of every shape, race and religion.”
Ian Llangan on Oct 29, 2013 at 11:33:01
“Whoever said it was sad for people to want to come to this country? The only thing that is said is that most people aren't bright enough to stop to observe and assess what constitutes basic good manners when they arrive in a nation with which they are unfamiliar. And if they haven't the resources necessary to investigate the topic prior to arrival, it is sad that we do not have, along with our plethora of taxpayer-funded, free-to-take ESL classes, something similar for conduct, etiquette and deportment. If I saw a blond blue-eyed person behaving rudely in this manner in public, I would presume s/he was a tourist of the typical "one-generation-off-the-farm" Nordic type that one encounters in about one out of every three people in the Stockholm T-bana (subway) system.”
Oct 29, 2013 at 10:17:31
“I agree. I am living debt free currently and it is giving me the opportunity to save for retirement at the age of 27. I don't have a car. I live in a suburban city, on a main street with access for several bus routes. I am walking distance from the grocery store and train. It rarely comes up that I am stuck somewhere, and in that case I call in a favour from a friend or take a cab. But people are constantly baffled that I don't own a car. "I couldn't live without a car!". Well.... I'm doing it, and I'm saving thousands.”
Oct 28, 2013 at 16:20:07
“Did you read the article? "he used administrator credentials to access websites belonging to Montreal police, the Quebec Institute of Public Health, and the National Assembly of Quebec." Canadian boy who hacked Canadian websites. You do realize that sometimes news happens OUTSIDE of your country, right?”
wolf 123 on Oct 29, 2013 at 09:07:24
“Umm, ok.... So how does it make it better that a 5th grader was able to obtain the Administrative passwords for not one, not two, but THREE institutions? Do you really think he stole them from his dad's wallet? Just because he didn't use a chainsaw to break into the secured sites, doesn't mean we have less to worry about. Obviously the passwodrs that access administrative privilege to these networks is either floating around cyber space for any kid to download OR they are simple enough for technology available to a child to crack.
Frankly, I'd feel safer if HE HAD used a brute force attack to break in, at least that might have limited his access to the full range of services the Admin would have.
Secondly, did YOU read my post? I am not from the U.S., I am Canadian. Though I can see how if you were a little fast on the trigger you might have seen "keeping US safe" and read "keeping the U.S. safe". That's why we learned punctuation back in grade 2.”
“I think my BF actually really likes his beard. It makes him look older and more ruggad. But every now and then he talks about shaving it... because it is itchy. But one "No!!! I love your beard!!!" from me usually puts a stop to that”
“Exactly! Sounds like a lot of re-writing history. Maybe he suggested the blonde thing because he thought a change would be sexy? Didn't sound like he was demanding it. I like my boyfriends beard, when he threatens to shave it I definitely pout. Does this make me the worst girlfriend ever?”
“Either way, you are punishing your server for the Managers poor judgement. When a server has too many tables they cannot provide proper service. Typically what happens is the customers see the restaurant "barely full" and assume that this means their server is lazy. They think they are sending a message by refusing the tip... the server goes home with little money, exhausted from the work load and the Manager probably gets a bonus for cutting the labour cost that week.
But the important thing is you sent the server a message so they will know better next time.”
“You make it sound like the decision to leave was the servers. I am sure if the opportunity to stay and make more money was available they would take it. In every restaurant I have worked in when you are told to finish your cleaning and leave... you leave. You don't get the choice.”
MC1701B on Oct 17, 2013 at 16:05:29
“In that case, the manager needs to turn in his/her keys and walk out next to the server.”
“Exactly! To be fair, I wasn't sure what my friend was tipping... never really looked. But I wouldn't be surprised if it was little or nothing. I remember once she asked a server about one of the appetizers on the menu, the server described it and then added "it is similar to potato skins which are..." and then my friend cut her off with "I know what potato skins are, geeze!". It was litle she was irritated that the server was answering her question. I was mortified.”
“I ended a friendship over that. After I started working in the restaurant industry after University I noticed how awful she was to servers, baristas and pretty much anyone else in customer service. It got to the point that I was embarrassed to be with her”
WiCkEd86 on Oct 17, 2013 at 00:07:45
“lol me too! I had a friend from a foreign country who would complain about tipping in America. He came from a wealthy family (although he would constantly complain about being poor despite his parents paying $25,000 a year for him to attend school with an additional $800 a month in spending money) and a different country, so I explained to him that in the United States, waiters and waitresses typically make far below minimum wage so they make the majority of their income in tips so it is generally advised to tip 18% or so. He basically said "I don't care, I think it's stupid" so I said fine, I am to embarrassed to be seen in public with such a spiteful cheapskate, and we haven't spoken since. If someone provides good customer service at a restaurant and you STILL don't give them any tip, what kind of person does that make you?”
Jay See on Oct 16, 2013 at 19:31:28
“I had a friend that whenever I went out to dinner with him, he would ALWAYS find something wrong so he could get a free meal...it was very embarrassing and he was sooo nasty about it”