Tag Archive: Humor

Everything Will be Alright and Other Commonly Told Lies

Most of us avoid telling lies are far as possible. However, there are some situations in which almost all of us end up lying, even though we might not mean to. I’m referring… 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

Why You SHOULDN’T Travel Light

Being a light traveller is only a good thing if nobody else finds out. As much as I disagree with airlines ripping off passengers with excess baggage charges, I don’t think that justifies… Continue reading

The Trouble with Imaginary Biryani

The Toronto area has close to 1 million South Asians. One would presume that where there are South Asians, there are also restaurants that serve biryani. Yet all my neighbourhood had was one… Continue reading