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Know what? This sounds like a typical day in retail. Everyone, and I mean everyone, has good and bad parts of their jobs. Detailing a day for these drivers does not make me feel sympathetic... All I see is a grade 12 education getting 50K a year with benefits. Let me recount a day in the life of a retail employee:
Wake up and go to work. Since you rely on Transit, you have to leave 2 hours early to get to a job that is probably a 10-15 minute drive away, yet you arrive 30 minutes early because any other later bus will get you there 30 minutes late. You can't afford a car because you work for minimum wage because that's all Wally Mart will pay you, you can't walk because you're already going to spend 8 hours on your feet with one 30 minute break. You get screamed at by some idiot over a 50 cent mistake on a sales reciept. You shove a bologna sandwich in your face during your lunch, and go back to get yelled at over pennies. Finally, at the end of your shift, you get to go home, but because you can't punch out until the exact end of your shift, but then you miss your bus and have to wait 30 minutes for another one. You get home an hour later, only get paid for 7 and a half hours of work, and head to bed because you're scheduled at 8 am and have to get up at 6.
It's funny, given that this is the reality of the people that rely on transit, it is hard to feel sorry for the drivers. They make great money, have great benefits, they get sick days. It's great when things are put into context.
This is interesting... maybe if a Polish restaurant can give it a go, maybe we can find it in our hearts to get a Ukrainian restaurant. Now that's a place I will literally live in. At least until I die of a heart attack.
I've got a Selleck-esque furball on my upper lip right now. I'm proud of it. There's no way I'm shaving this baby off till it gets nasty.
Commandante--- at least it's readable, and significantly less arrogant than what others may post on here...
But you must of course realize that we will always be fighting over opposing political ideologies.
Those causalities would have been less if the Soviet battle strategy wasn't: "Arm one guy with a Mosin and have 800 guys serve as a human meat shield".
There were a lot of fingers to point during and since that war. Most of them well deserved too.
I dunno, last time I checked, the Soviets bowled over the Germans during the Battle of Berlin...
But let's quibble about how a number of people collaborated with the Germans to survive. Hey! The French did that too! Let's make generalities about them too!
MM, everyone's tired of your Übermensch attitudes.
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My wife and I went to take in their Valentine's Day menu, and to be honest, this is one of the finest meals I have ever had in Nova Scotia, and certainly on the east coast.
The menu was well done, and straightforward, and the wine pairings were helpful, although unnecessary for me, as I had ordered an Old Fashioned early on and stuck to ice water for the remainder of the meal.
I started with the scallops and pork, and all I can say is that it was fantastic. The scallops were incredibly tender, and blackened slightly to offset the tenderness. The pork was fairly standard, but was complimented well by the orange/vanilla sauce, and the lentil puree provided a bit of texture to the rather loose sauce.
I then had the tenderloin, which was really the star. Masterfully cooked, and paired with some very nice lobster, leek, and potatoes. The blackened lobster was done well, and managed to avoid the fishy taste that most lobster seems to have.
I finished with the strawberry tart, very well done with the marscapone, and port. Although the tart crust was a little overdone, the strawberries and port complimented everything very well.
All told, with my wife, drinks and tip it was about $180. Very good price considering 3 very good courses, and superb service. The waiter even apologized for not being as attentive as he wanted to be, but we're both very low maintenance types, so we were understanding, especially considering how busy it was.
Keep up the good work! I will be back!
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