We used to take in a lot of amps for sale at the store but because it takes up too much space, the boss didn’t want to carry them anymore. Plus used amps can be quite tricky to re-sell, with various problems that we may not have encountered when we first purchase it. These days, when anyone comes into the store and wants to get an amp, we ask them to order it here directly because the prices are great with many sale prices and they have full warranty for all their items and they ship to Canada as well. What I liked best is their awesome inventory, you can get just about anything from this site.
Love our Mayor and knowing that she was on the local news doing a talk show, I had wanted very much to listen to her and talks about the revitalizing of the down town and also questions on the ferry from here to Portland. Like everyone in town, we too are concern and want to be “in” the loop even though we are very busy running our own business. But like I said, we love our Mayor and know that she is doing her darnedest even though we don’t see her often and if we do in a restaurant, she is too busy doing her own thing.
The first part and first caller to the radio show was none other than someone who have had been talking bad about anything the town councils had been doing, so as soon as the Mayor found out who he was, you can hear the disdain in her voice. But can you blame her? I can’t , I won’t be too happy either if someone keeps thrashing me. I think she answered his questions quite well and quite diplomatically and refused to go down to his level and for that you have to give her lots of credit. She composed herself very quickly after he was cut off by the host in a timely manner and fashion.
I tried listening to the rest of the interview but it was hard to decipher what the questions were because the radio behind the callers were turned on too loud I think. But I’m going to try listening to it again tomorrow and update on my thoughts but the boss who was also listening in to the vault, and remarked that it was nothing that we haven’t heard after the interview. So I’m going to see what was really said before commenting.
So I read this morning from the owners who lost their whole collection of jewelry that the cops are giving up because they don’t have any lead to the break and enter in town. Wow! what more can i say about the cops here after reading that? But one can’t really expect much since we got broken in a few times and even with footage, they can’t come up with nothing. I’m sure not all the cops that we know are so incompetent but some I have to say are not the sharpest tool in the shed.
I’m sure we all have one of those, it’s quite unfortunate for us, we have a few of these people around us and we try to avoid them as best as we can. But they know where to get us when they need something from us and the boss has one such friend too. You never see him and he tries to sabotage you anytime he gets, he conveniently forgets that he owes us money and that he stole from the store.
Anyhow, he is without a job for a long time now and had asked the boss if we had a job for him. Of course, the boss didn’t tell me but I’m sneaky like that and found out and almost screamed out ” OF COURSE NOT! ” I will hire the dog, cat and mouse but nope I will never hire you! No wonder he was so nice to us when we met him at the mall ! holy moly ! some people have no shame do they?
Someone wrote to the boss not too long ago from Alberta and said that she was coming home and looking for a job. She wanted to know if the boss remembers her and if we had a job even if it is part-time.
The boss said that he definitely remembered her because she left without returning 2 new movies of ours. And of course, he ain’t hiring her but to be professional, he just told her no, we ain’t hiring and that was it. There are times that we want to say so much to these people, I wonder if they have amnesia or they think we do? People who ripped us off don’t get a 2nd chance. Sorry folks!
Well, it had been a busy summer for us even though we didn’t see much tourist from the boat coming into our store but we did see tourists from around Canada in the store. Some are those who’ve gone away and came back to visit and some are those who are just traveling into this province for the first time from another part of Canada.
Overall, we’ve had a great summer and with summer help from Jeff, it was really good. We took time off and we were able to bring the kid to various places during the summer holidays.
The boss was able to take time off to go on his motor bike and so did the kid this year. This year, I also saw the town more vibrant than it had been for a long time. I see more good years ahead.
What are fake people? I can spot them from a mile away. I think I’ve become kinda of expert when it comes to fake people after working in the hotel industry for 15 years and another 5 years with a Spanish Telecommunication company, where people tend to be fake with you when they want you to do something from them or when they know that you are someone in Management and what you say or think can make or break them. I don’t know if you’ve met with people like that? but I’ve.
And at this age of mine going 50 in a few months, I tend to be less tolerant when it comes to people like that. Folks like that only wants to manipulate you and if you are of not much use to them, they tend to steer clear of you too. I think i’ve already wasted too much time with people like that in my life, so this year, I’ve decided that i no longer have patience for people like that.
So yes, these days , i rather not entertaining people who are fake , even the town councilors, there are some I don’t talk to and also some pizza guy that had accused me of trying to run his business down or teachers or my kid who went crazy over my blogs or a chicken shit neighbor who also went crazy about my blog. And of course, ex – employees or just in general fake people around me.
Nope, no time or energy to play pretend, so I’m gonna be honest with a lot of people from now on and ignore those that I don’t want to tolerate anymore and have no patience for.
So I saw the live feed of the town’s meeting recently and wonder why the councils are wasting their time on certain issues. The monthly meeting went on and on and things had been discussed to no end. Sometimes, I wonder why they are wasting so much time and energy on something so non- important.
So what if a few people are bitching about something, if the councils see fit to do something for the good of the town, like having music in center town , so be it. And yes, the parking issue again !!! OMG!! tourist ain’t gonna stop coming to town just because they have to pay for parking. We go to halifax and pay a lot for parking and we still go there everytime we get a chance.
I think the councilmen should concentrate on how to bring more tourist/s to town and keep them in town and build more infrastructure as well as attracting more industries to come into town and not just bringing shopping giants to town. And think of ways to keep more young people into town.
Certain issues are just not worth getting into again and again. Just do what is right by the people and be able to justify what you are doing and transparency is important in this town.
When you own a small business in a small town like we do for this many years, you tend to see a lot of kind of people and there are those who are so ignorant that they don’t even know that their actions were wrong. Is it a character flaw or did he get knock on the head when he was young?
But now instead of getting angry with those who stole from us or who’ve ripped us and then turned around and call us names every time, they see us, I’m going to turn around and tell them – I forgive you because you were born an idiot. I’m saying this not because I’m being vindictive but because there is no other way to explain why people would behave this way.
Hurricane Arthur hit us harder than we had expected. For those who’ve lost power, I hope that power will come back soon for you. And for all our customers and friends out there, I hope Arthur didn’t damage too much of your property.
We lost half the shingles on our roof at the cottage and on home front, just a few shingles, nothing that we are too worried about. But we did lose power for 36 hours at home and the cottage was longer.
I guess, Hurricane usually misses us but this time, when we think that we are not going to have it as hard as any other places, it hit us like there was no tomorrow. Alot of damages around town as you can see here. My heart goes out to a lot of the people in the town. Stay safe folks.
I have lived in this town for 14 years and this is the first time, I’ve seen banners on Main Street. Must be because they fired the town planner who was rumored to be quite anal about signs and anything to do with signs. Mannnn! it’s about time , this town do something about how downtown look because this town has so much potential. Such a waste, not to have a bigger vision. But having seen the banner on Main St, I can now say I have hope.
So I was alone in the store today and 2 kids came in to browse and as usual, when I’m alone in the store, I do have the security camera on my screen. So one kid got a hold of a candy box and looked around for security cameras and he was looking really hard and wondering if our security cameras are working. So I shouted out from behind and told the kid – I can see him to prevent him from even thinking of taking the box of candy.
Mannnn! I don’t know what the hell these kids are thinking – and at the back of my mind, I just hope that I will bring up my kid better than those who are even thinking of stealing from us. Just too sad – for these kids. And nope, I never thought of stealing from a store when I was a kid, even though we didn’t have much when I was little.