Category Archive: Humour

An Open Letter to Dentists

Dear dentists, I can’t help but feel like your job is to terrorize me. First, when you stick those sharp objects in my mouth and lie to me saying that it won’t hurt.… Continue reading

What Santa Claus Taught Me About Discrimination

In my younger days I was told that Santa Claus only visited Christian kids. So I decided I wanted to be Christian. Going to church seemed like a small sacrifice for getting Christmas… Continue reading

A Summary of Your Facebook Friends

There may be over 1 billion Facebook users, but almost all of them fall into the 10 categories below: 1. The just got married/had a baby people – The closer you are to… Continue reading

5 Ways Instagram Has Made My Life Worse

Before you tell me that nobody is holding a gun to my head forcing me to use Instagram, I would like to point out that I don’t use it. This social media site… Continue reading

Yet Another Japanese Restaurant Misadventure

Anybody who knows me reasonably well can attest to the fact that I like to try new foods. 9 out of 10 times this doesn’t end too well. As much as I like… Continue reading

The Road to Scary Driving Starts in Dubai

If you regularly read this space you’ve probably figured out that I’m not too thrilled with the people I meet on the bus and metro. So you might be wondering why I don’t… Continue reading

Who Says the Customer is the Boss?

Back when I worked in customer service, I was taught that the customer was always right. It didn’t matter if they were actually wrong, they were still right. For the last few years,… Continue reading

The International Armrest Agreement

For years I’ve wondered about who is entitled to the armrest when sitting next to a stranger in an aeroplane or a movie theatre.  Should it be shared? Does it go to the… Continue reading

Death of a Sales Technique

I can’t help but admire the persistence of door to door salespeople. Granted I prefer to admire their persistence from behind a closed door. There are no limits to the products they try… Continue reading

The Philippines, Pretend Pregnancies & Other Peculiarities

It’s embarrassing to have someone think you are pregnant when you aren’t. Since I’m not particularly large, I’ve been fortunate enough to have been spared from the awkwardness. Well okay I was spared… Continue reading

Advice is free. That’s why everyone is giving it away

Everybody receives unsolicited advice. Perhaps it’s from a friend telling you about where to find the city’s best Wagyu beef, even though you just told him you were a vegetarian. Or maybe it’s… Continue reading

Common Sense is Often Shafted at Elevators

Why is it that when some people see that an elevator button is already pressed, they feel the need to press it again? Do they think their fingers posses a magical touch? Or… Continue reading