Guest here. I was on business trip in East Asia and my boss asked the front desk for help with getting out to see a local club and got some directions. I didn’t hear what they talked about but as we walk out, the clerk then said ok, you want to have some fun? I’ll make some calls! Personally I thought it was weird but we showed up at the club and got in line.
Suddenly someone comes over and grabs me by the arm and gestures us go with them, my boss and few colleagues all go.
The club security then holds us next to the entrance and get on the phone. It turns out the clerk called the club and arranged for us a private room. We thought ok, cool, we’ll have a few drinks and then go see the DJ. It turns out they didn’t stop with room and drinks. They also took the liberty of arranging escorts. Though I suspect it has more to do with the club then the hotel...
Aaanyway...It took us a minute to figure out what happened as none of us spoke the language, but we bowed out and left once we figured out what’s up.
The club was cool though.
And that’s the story of language barriers in foreign hotels. I still occasionally wonder if this was common request from people looking to have “fun” and if my boss was misunderstood or if I stumbled into a work culture situation above my pay grade?
I got a call from a random number a couple of hours ago, that I (un)fortunately decided to answer while watching the Rose Bowl. It was the Ward Clerk, for whatever ward our records are in, calling because they had heard that we had a new baby a couple months ago.
Mind you I have only been to this ward 2-3 times over the last 3+ years, and right after we moved I requested to the Bishop and home teachers to not contact me. Which they had been good about up until now.
Anyways, the clerk called and asked if this was Bro. Solitude-dt (last name), to which I replied it was Solitude-dt and he introduced himself. He said they had heard we had a newborn, and wanted her information to add her to the records. I told him that we would not be giving out her information and did not want her on the churches records.
10 seconds or so go by, and he seems kind of floored. He is kind of stumbling and basically just repeats himself. I told him I understood what he was wanting, but reaffirmed I was not giving her info to him and that she would also not be getting a blessing. Two strikes and he got the hint that he would not be successful. We wished each other a happy New Year and ended the call.
Feels good to tell the church no even if I have been out for over 3 years. Maybe it's time for me to finally have our records removed.
My exchange with the sweet young woman at target checking me out:
Her(examining my soy milk): hey! Does soy milk have a good taste or is it just bland?
Me, no filter: I love soy milk! I have to drink it right now because I breastfeed my baby and she’s having an intolerance to my milk with me having cows milk in my diet and after switching to soy milk she’s having no more issues!
Her: oh!.... I started drinking almond milk but think the taste is kind of bland...
Me, realizing that was TMI for this poor maybe 18 year old girl: OH YEAH(way too loudly for some reason?) soy milk is awesome the one I get has a hint of vanilla and I really love it
Her: ...........cool I’ll have to try it!
I can’t believe I just started talking about my breastfeeding issues to this girl who is maybe still in high school lolol man I can’t wait to go back to work
I got a call from the stake to schedule the annual financial audit. Does it bother anyone else that the church doesn't care about and it doesn't seem to do anything about membership record audits?(I have heard that in some wards they do but these cases are few and far between). For a church that is ostensibly super concerned about salvation, human behavior and the proper ordinances that are absolutely required before getting into heaven, they really aren't concerning themselves with making sure the records that hold this information are accurate and complete.
However, TSCC is super concerned about the money and making sure all funds are accounted for.
I couldn't answer as I frantically ripped open the pack to see the photos I took alone in my grandmother's empty house.
This video went viral in the Desi community in the Toronto area as well as across Canada last month (December 2020). After repeated attempts to make mainstream media organizations based in Toronto aware of this incident, none have broadcast or covered this incident. A similar incident took place in a Mississauga Asian grocery store where a man told workers to 'go back to China' in response to being told to wear a mask, this incident got the attention of the entire nation, including PM Trudeau, and the perpetrator was identified as John McCash and charged by police. In a similar incident against a Sikh liquor store owner, the incident received widespread coverage, the perpetrator was identified as Terry Samsoniuk , and he was charged by police. The woman in this video hasn't been identified or charged. Why hasn't this incident received the same outrage and action?
Fiction. I would prefer it if the book didn’t have anything major happening. No heavy topics. Something light-hearted. A book that is very descriptive when it comes to mundane tasks. Thanks so much!
Yesterday, my mother got scammed. She got a dozen calls, from “Apple” saying her account had been compromised and spent 3.5 hours on the phone with them trying to “fix” the problem. During the call they had remote access to her computer and then stayed on the line with her as she drove to Fred Meyer and purchased $500 Target gift cards, essentially draining her bank account. She then proceeded to scratch off the codes and give them away.
Long story short: if you are a checker and you see an older person (or anyone I suppose) purchasing gift cards, looking stressed, perhaps they’re on the phone— maybe do a quick check-in? I know it’s not your job AT ALL. I don’t even know if you’re allowed to ask a customer questions like that, but “hey just checkin in, there are scams going around right now. You aren’t by chance buying this for someone you don’t know online or on the phone, are you?”
That is all, cheers.