if you marry into a family with lots of advertising people...
No comment, just laughter.
Saturday, December 29, 2007
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
There are some things that are the same, no matter where you are in the world. Here some expamles from my observation:
- Sundays bring out the worst car-drivers. Better stay off the road
- Mondays in the Gym: Everyone working out chest and biceps
- During Christmas people go absolutely nuts: Forced spending + false friendliness
Besides, McD seems to have a new strategy. Fast food now turning "Long Order"...
Ten years ago: you order a Burger, the guy behind the counter gave it you and tells you how much.
Me: One Cheeseburger please. Only the burger, nothing but the burger!
They: You want the meal?
Me: NO! Just a cheesburger.
They: You want fries?
Me: No, please just the burger.
They: Having here, or to go (Yes, I want the burger "to Go" not "take away")
Me: For here please
They: Any drinks with that?
Me: No, JUST THE BURGER!!!! THE BURGER WILL DO.
They: ok, how about a apple pie with that, is on offer!
Me: No, please just give me the burger
They: Ok, that will be XX dollar. Would you like to pay cash or credit card. If you pay by UOX card you get a free drink.
Me: Thanks, I will pay cash and I don't want the drink - Just the burger...!!!!
Posted by SP11 aka. Mr. Pertz at 8:16 PM
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Dear all, we wish you a rocking, happy and merry Christmas!
Today we are having a "white Christmas" in Singapore as we are painting our apartment - freshening up the white paint :-).
Well, hope Santa will bring us all a lot of presents and have a good time everyone!
Posted by SP11 aka. Mr. Pertz at 4:10 PM
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Posted by SP11 aka. Mr. Pertz at 7:35 PM
Monday, December 10, 2007
Sometimes one is just amazed... Two rides in taxis on the same day, one day one night.
The first one was horror. Running late for an appointment, the taxi does not show up. And that is despite booking it from a predefined location, plenty of time in advance. Then the driver takes the wrong way, incurring more cost and heading away from where I want to go. Well, he did not argue about the reduction in the fare I offered. He claimed he did not know the place. Right, it is like going to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, or the Colloseum in Rome...Rarely anyone would want to got there.
The next one takes me straight there, no diversion, smooth and easy ride. However, I am out of cash and there is no credit card reader in that particular cab. I realise this at the end of the ride, apologize and the guy just says "Is ok, no worries...." So he doesn't want the money! Amazing... Thanks to the unknown cabby.
Posted by SP11 aka. Mr. Pertz at 6:46 PM