“Thanks for your time Mayor!”
“No, thank you.”
I didn’t finish within the projected 72 hours, so now I’m going for
that extra 24. I hope to be done most of my paperwork today. This
is damage control though, I had taken this possibility into account…
I’ve got another thirty or so pages of paperwork left, so that should
be not so bad. It’s all uphill, they says.
So, to start my day off I like to get this feeling that people are
guillible. It makes it easier to start writing my papers. If I
look at my teacher in all his literary sageness, there’s nothing I can
say, no way I can work my way in. So I find that one of my tactics is
to watch a bit of television, particularly those morning shows– they
have just the right amount of optimisim, not too much politics, usually
something about healthy living. And you get all this stuff about
like “it’s very important to gradually increase your fibre intake”. Etc. Okaaaaaaaaay.
I was reading this interview with the Mayor of Cote-Des-Neiges, and
apparently they’re going to be installing 1000-15000$ GPS units on next
years fleet of snowcleaning and de-icing vehiciles. That’s one
thing. But what I was mostly impresed by was the Mayor’s total
ability to direct his interview. They were asking him questions
like “is this big brother?” and “does this have anything to do with the
9 employees who were fired last year due to ‘inefficiency’ Mayor?” or
my favorite “what does this hope to ameliorate? Is this to say that
your establishment discovered there was something wrong about the way
things were run?” and all manner of pointed questions were effectively
deflected. He kept his cool, he stayed polite…. he never
dropped the ball. He was good
Of course, he did avoid all the questions and that makes him somewhat
of an asshole, but then again, I don’t live in Cote-Des-Neiges.
The fashion trends part of every morning show is just so
laughable. It’s always stricken me as sort of ironic for people
to be ‘dressed well’ but in effect, that means that the casual wear
that you wear looks more or less like what the guy next to you is
wearing. It’s largely struck me that all sense of ‘orginality’ is
sorta a moot point… people just shouldn’t fool themselves in that
respect. Originality and uniqueness is sorta defined by
scarceness– and when’s the last time that you saw someone wearing
something in a totally different where it was a good thing?
Okay, sure, you have variations– but in most cases, fashion is an
expression of attitude, or a reflection of character, so you can sorta
see when something doesn’t suit someone, or moreover, how often their
attempts at originality still revolve around the same core themes.
There’s nothing wrong with fashion on it’s own, mind you… my problem
is the commercial aspect of it that makes some of my classmates spend a
hundred dollars on what I would honestly say looks pretty much like an
extra thick fruit-of-the-loom undershirt.
My other problem is when people use fashion for it’s external wrapping
qualities– compensation for lack of anything on the inside.
Heh. Or maybe I just have a tendancy to hate beautiful people.
Ugh! eTalk Daily! Okay, I’ve got to shut off the television now.
Celebreties are really no different from regular humans (you have your
smarts and your stupids) but I can’t stand the interviewers who are
gobbling up their shit like mana from the gods or something. Ugh.
Anyway, back to work. See y’all on the other side of the wall.