Vinnie & Twy

No Experience Necessary

In Uncategorized on June 1, 2012 at 10:32 am

So today, I went to The Companies Office to register the business name.  I know, right?

The Companies Office is a branch of the Manitoba Provincial Government, in fact, the offices for the Legislative Assembly are on the same floor in the Woodsworth Building. 

I arrived fairly early and I was the first one there.  The sign said to take a number so I did.  It was 67.  Then I stood there waiting for the staff to notice me or acknowledge my presence in some way.  The 5 ladies at the counter were busy chatting, so I waited.   Soon, the blonde one asked me if I was there to register a business name.

Yes.  

She then asked me a couple more questions and said she would assist me. 

Excellent.

Then, a young girl, wearing jeans and a hoodie  walked over, totally ignored (the only client in the whole office) me, proceeded to interrupt and give shit to the nice lady who had been helping me.  This went on at length, causing my nice lady to turn her chair completely around to pay attention to this unqualified, uneducated, casually dressed supervisor of some sort. 

Since I had some unexpected free time, I counted how many people were sitting at desks and gathered around not getting any work done.  17 plus me.

I used the remainder of my time to stare this young lady down and fantasize about which of my former employers would fire her unceremoniously for this unprofessional behaviour.  Obviously, she had never worked anywhere else in her life.  She had certainly never worked in hospitality or retail.  I even had enough time to imagine how each one of my sisters would deal with her.  

When she finally went away, my nice helper lady had to excuse herself to write down all the instructions she had been given. Afterwards, I told the nice lady that I was shocked. I wasn’t really. This kind of stuff happens all the time here in Winnipeg. I also said I would have fired that girl instantly if I could have.

That was when realized that the supervisor girl must be a relative of someone important. Maybe even Greg Selinger’s daughter or something.

Rather than waste more of my time filing a formal complaint on this beautiful day, I think I’ll call Caroline over at Birks and tell her what a great job she does.

I’m Rubber; You’re Glue

In bitching, Canadian Federal Election 2011, Canadian politics, Conservative, RoboCrisis on March 9, 2012 at 3:25 pm

I think it’s funny that the Robocrisis has caused such a hullaballoo. Put it in perspective. Considering all the other more serious infractions perpetrated by the Harper Government over the years, voter suppression is relatively minor. Let’s compare it to some other stuff like ooh, contempt of parliament, the illegal campaign financing of the in and out scandal, proroguing parliament multiple times. All of which we know about and they are definitely guilty of. But, whatever. At least everyone seems to care about Robocrisis. Probably because its just become all too much.

I’m so entertained by trying to keep track of it all. The Harper Conservatives have been trying everything to make this go away. Luckily for me, they always seem to return to the classics. It’s hilarious. “I’m rubber; you’re glue. Whatever you say bounces off me and sticks to you”. Let’s make a list. Come on. It’ll be fun.

1. It’s no big deal and who cares anyway…
Alleged Election Crank Call Just an Honest Mistake Tories Say

2. Wasn’t me.
Absolutely Definitely No Tory Role in Robo-calls Harper Insists

3. You’re just jealous…
Harper Dismisses Robo-call Scandal as Smear Campaign by Sore Losers

4. The butler did it.
Tory Staffer Leaves MPs Office in Wake of Voter Suppression Probe

5. You know, now that I think about it, there was this one guy…
Robocalls Phone Number Registered to Pierre Poutine

6. It was The Liberals. They are always so mean to us.
Conservatives Blame Liberals

7. We don’t know who it was, but we have hurt feelings too.
Tory Backers Also Got Robocalls

8. Look over there! What’s that?
Grit Behind Vikileaks Called Before Ethics Committee

Yes. Create a diversion. The perfect last ditch effort. Now the guy who created the Vikileaks thing will endure a public shaming. The difference is; all of Canada cheered when Vikileaks came out. Even me. Why? Because when someone gets all pointy they deserve a dose of their own medicine. Everything on Vikileaks was public information anyway. The guy simply took the time to compile it and then clicked “tweet”. Besides, the Liberals took it seriously and fired the guy as soon as they found out who he was. Bob Rae even gave an apology.

As much as the HarperCons wish for this whole nasty mess to ricochet over to the Liberals; I really hope it doesn’t.

Mystery of The RoboCrisis

In bitching, Canadian Federal Election 2011, Canadian politics, Conservative, RoboCrisis on March 8, 2012 at 1:31 pm

You know what? I think perhaps we should change our way of thinking re: Bill C-30, the so-called internet spying bill.

Initially, I was among the millions of Canadians who hate the idea of having my emails and messages read by who ever feels like accessing them without a warrant. I wondered why on earth the Conservatives would ever need my banking information or credit card numbers. Those numbers are useless to both them and me.

Then I was imagining some Con MP getting his assistant to access my 13 year old son’s Playstation Network history. Could information like that be used to gain unfair advantage for his own kid in Call of Duty? Would my boy be prevented from further advancement in his favorite online gaming community? Would his life be forever changed? It just might kill his confidence completely. He would grow up with no hope of a bright future. The Con Artists could bestow more privilege than ever upon their own children. It would surpass private schools and launch them into a whole new realm of possibility. Non-Conservative offspring would be forever doomed to a life of hopeless failure.

Then I decided to stop thinking about it at all. So I did.

That only lasted until today. I’m back on it because I read that Vic Toews got permission to find out who accessed his court records and put them online. Then a light bulb went off somewhere above my head. That story made me start to think of Bill C-30 in a whole new way. Wait a minute! If Bill C-30 does pass (oh, the suspense is killing me!) it could come in handy for us non-Conservatives too. It might just work both ways!

Maybe let’s support the stupid thing. For awhile at least. Then the Con Artists in Ottawa won’t have to agree to anything. Elections will just be able to access all their records without permission or a warrant. That way we can get to the bottom of the Robocrisis lickety split and move on with our lives.