It's been a busy week, work wise for me. I am so grateful that my boys are the best of friends and play for hours together. If that were not the case, I would likely be institutionalized by now.
My random ramblings are interspersed with some photos from our lake trip a couple weeks back. Just for phun. Wow, I have been working too much, haven't I?
The weather was cool and/or rainy all week so at least I didn't feel bad that we were stuck in the house. I was also pretty happy about the work opportunity that kept us housebound. However, it was tiring and I am glad that as of yesterday at 4pm, the worst is over.
It's not complete, but the hard part is. I hope. Murphy you were covering your ears right?
So here's a story for you. Yesterday I had a return to make at New Army. You know the place, crappy clothes at cheap prices and still not worth buying? Yes, that place. I line up behind a middle age dude and his family. They are clearly from another country originally as they are speaking another language. Spanish maybe, I don't know, I am monolingual. Wife wanders off. Teller calls to help the next person in line. Middle aged dude goes up to the till and comments that he is waiting for his wife.
My mouth is hanging to the floor. The line is 4 deep behind me.
Girl rings in what he has they both stand there waiting. By this time I am visibly agitated. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
Am I really the only one who sees this as a problem? Sure, if there was no one else in line, whatever, go ahead. However, there were several people waiting.
Here's where I am going to likely offend someone but you know what, it needs to be said. Integrate. When in Rome do as the Romans. Are you with me?
I suppose over there were there is wall to wall people you would get trampled if you tried to practice good old common courtesy. However, the same applies. When in Rome....or in this case Canada.
We have plenty of space, use it.
Whew. Okay. I'll stop there before I start off about no Christmas and Halloween in schools because it might offend those of different religions/cultures. Wait no, let's go there, I am on a roll, might as well go all the way. I am all for people immigrating. I think it fantastic that Canada is full people all ethnic backgrounds. I am one of those, albeit third or fourth generation. It is what built Canada. However, Canada has been around now for quite awhile and we have a culture all our own. This culture includes Christmas in its Christian sense whether you are Christian or not. As such, why are we changing this to accommodate those who have come from other cultures? Why does their culture/religion take priority?
I do not get it. And like I said, I have nothing against immigrants. At all. It's this stuff that gets me. It all goes back to that adage that I have said twice now.
When in Rome, do as the Romans.
What's bugging you? Let it out. A good rant is always welcome here. Or what are you doing for the summer that has you plumb excited or stoked?