Inconsiderate people …

I had this interaction at River Grove Community Centre yesterday after Emma’s swimming class …

(Lady walks out of change stall with her son. There are bags and clothes hung up in the stall and on the bench. Keep in mind that the family change room has around 8 stalls for changing, and generally there are 50 or more kids in classes at a time).

Me: Is that your stuff in the change room?

Lady: Yes.

Me: You can’t leave your stuff in the rooms. Other people need to use the change rooms.

Lady: But my son has a class now?

Me: So? You can’t leave your stuff in here. That is what the lockers are for.

(Lady looks disgusted and grabs her stuff and moves and it out of the room. I give her the most “Go f–k yourself” cut-eye that I can as she leaves).

What is wrong with people? There are clearly more children than there are available change rooms. You want to reserve this one all for yourself? Maybe you should read the sign on every single change stall door that says that you cannot reserve rooms.

Also, shout out to the super mom that was putting everybody that was wearing outside shoes on deck on blast.

Stereotype schmereotype …

I was driving Emma home from swimming lessons at River Grove Community Centre, where I encountered 2017’s award for horrible driving. Bristol has a pretty wide bike lane. It is about half the size of a regular lane. There are pictures of bikes painted on it, and it is clearly not wide enough for even the smallest of cars. As I am driving along, there was a Toyota Echo driving very slowly in the bike lane. I thought perhaps it was just there because they had just pulled out of the plaza, and I would have to cross over the bike path to get to the right turn lane.


As I get to the intersection, the Toyota Echo mysteriously creeps up beside me, driving over the painted chevrons and the bike lane. I just think to myself “Please don’t be Asian … please don’t be Asian …” and as the car pulls up … 師奶 city. Sigh …

Who the hell steals a tree?!?!?!?!

So two nights ago, in the middle of the night, somebody came to my parents’ house and dug up one of their bushes and jacked it. Who steals a bush? It’s not like you can easily resell that. I am assuming that they want the bush for their own garden? In all likelihood you could not have that in the front of you hourse. I guess I shouldn’t complain about people parking on the street in my area. At least people are not stealing my landscaping. Sigh.

I love my neighbours

People are parked on the street all the time even though there is plenty of visitor parking, and there are fire route signs everywhere saying you cannot do so. Our street is not that wide so it is a pain in the ass to pull out of your driveway if someone is parked directly opposite to you on the street. The problem is even worse in the winter, when the snow makes the street even more narrow.

I hate to say this because electric cars are really good for the environment, but how smug do you have to be to drive a Tesla, park directly in front of the no parking sign, and park in the damn near middle of the road?

Why the environment is f*cked and why people are obese

The other day, I was walkout out to the plaza behind our townhouse complex to Pizzaville to grab some dinner. As I am walking out of the complex, a black Hyundai SUV pulls to the stop sign at the entrance of the complex to leave. I walk across and everything is fine. This is not a pedestrian rage incident. Then I see the SUV pull into the plaza and four frat bros get out and go into Pizzaville. They grab a pizza each, and head back into the car. As I am walking home I see the SUV parked on the other side of the complex. They drove from inside the complex to the plaza which is directly adjacent to it. Here is what Google Maps says about the distance from my house to Pizzaville.

290 meters. Even close for the bros since they live on other side of the complex. We’ve gotten to a point where people are too lazy for a 3 minute walk. GG global climate and Canadian obesity rates.