Hope For A Ferry In Town

I was quite sure that Dexter wouldn’t say anything good with the report but I was wrong but not entirely wrong – since his announcement if you read properly has too many clauses – the “IFs” and “BUTs” into it.  There is going to be a lot of red tape before we will eventually see the money working towards getting a ferry into this town.  But of course, there is hope for the town and hopefully, all will come true.  And if it was a election move on Dexter part, I guess he isn’t wrong either right?  to each his own – he had to look out for his own best interest first.  One can only hope, one can only keep our fingers crossed.

Really Councilor!

So the new councilors are sworn in and one asked that the town help the downtown businesses to promote shopping downtown but was shot down immediately by an old guard.  He wants the downtown business owners to promote themselves.  Really councilor???  all she was suggesting was that the town coordinate and of course the downtown merchants are going to do what they have to – to make it work for everyone.  It’s like the old guard was saying that the downtown merchants were asking for the town to sponsor the advertising – that was not the intention I am sure of it.  But nope – no explanation – no exploring the idea – just shoot us down !  really ???  God !  this town had got a long way to go.

Showing Respect Or Just Making A Show

Someone on my local facebook said that if any business decorate for Christmas before remembrance day, he would not be patronizing the store till after the new year.  Really?  what about those who sells Christmas and seasonal products?  I wonder if people are going crazier by the day here – and expects others to behave the way they want.  Respect is not just doing this or doing that – it’s within the person and respect for the veterans shouldn’t be just one day – don’t you think?  I think there is no need to be so drastic don’t you?  or maybe it’s just people’s way of telling others that they are just be obstinate. *sigh*

CBDC

I’ve just learned something rather disturbing about the CBDC – and cannot quite fathom why they didn’t help our business some 10 years ago but helped another over and over again at 10 times more  than we had asked to borrow to expand our business.  The CBDC is an organization that is supposed to help small businesses in their expansion and modernization of their business by providing money and advice to young entrepreneur.   Had they helped us out 10 years ago, we would have been a lot more successful quicker than we are now.  Because they wouldn’t loan us a $25K expansion money – their reason was we are bankable – but it’s not true because no bank would help us some 10 years ago.

So in the end – the boss did it his own way but not a way we would advice other young entrepreneurs to take because it would means a lot of wasted money and time when one can do better with a loan from CBDC at a lower interest rate.  It’s CBDC lost – because the interest and principal were all paid up within the 5 years that we had planned and now our business is doing so good, we don’t even owe our suppliers any money.  Everything in the store belongs to us – but it’s still disturbing to learn that CBDC loan $150K to another business over and over again.  I also know that they’ve loaned another business that went under within 6 months.  Boo ! to CBDC in this town – good thing we didn’t need anyone’s help after that.

Tourist In Town?

Yes! unbelievable but yes there was a cruise ship carrying like 90 – 100 passengers and I was told they were downtown shopping.  Woohoo!!  unfortunately, we didn’t see any at our store but oh well – any tourists is better than no tourist right?  And of course, we had a customer saying that the tourists probably got to downtown and went straight back to the boat because the downtown didn’t have much to offer – not in the exact words but you know what I mean right?  ppl really gotta get out of their gloomy ways  – we should be proud of our town and not make it sound worst than it is.  Ppl gotta stay positive and embrace changes.

Overstocked

I think we are overstocked but I guess the boss doesn’t think so – but if you have no where to display your products and they are piling up – I think we are overstocked.  I don’t like to be overstocked because I don’t want our cash flow to stay stagnant on a pile of games, movies or consoles sitting on the floor.  So I frowned every time, the boss buys something that we already have a dozen of copy of – and no one wants older games except for a few rare occasions.  So this weekend, I’m going to be checking on our cash flow and making sure that there isn’t any problem for the end of the year, this time I’m keeping on top of things.

Dealing With Crooks In The Store

A week ago, Gary sold this amp to a crook, he brought it back the next day thru’ a friend saying that it wouldn’t turn up anymore after volume 3.  In good faith, the boss tested it out for the friend and it was blasting itself crazy.  So the friend took it back and the crook came back with it in the afternoon, now telling us that the “real” problem was it shut itself off after 30mins.  Of course, we can’t ask him to wait around while we test it out for past 30minutes, so the boss refunded him the money.

But guess what it had been playing for about a week now and it’s still working.  Why do people have to do that?  wasting our time – by re-testing it twice and we had already tested it out before buying and putting it on the floor *sigh* – crooks!

Inconsiderate Drivers

This town has many inconsiderate people and these people think that everyone owes it to them, to let them have their way.  The red car is ours and the one behind is an employee of Tim’s.  It’s not even a parking space and I went out to her telling her that she was blocking our car in when we need to leave.  But nope, she wouldn’t do nothing about it and just told me that she would be back in 5 mins – 2.5hrs later – when we left at 4.30pm – the car was still there – luckily for us the other shop owners who parked in front of us weren’t there that day, so we could get out.  I don’t know what’s wrong with these freaking people.  Really!  how inconsiderate can people get in this town.

The Pizza Man Is Running For Town Council

So the rumor goes – but if Pizza man is running for council – I’ll be the first to campaign against him winning.  How can someone who is so petty run for town council – the town will suffer greatly with a person like that – who don’t have a mind of his own but rather lived by what his wife said.  He cannot even run his business properly – how can he run for council.  He is someone who pays his employees under the table and doesn’t pay his bills and gets the worst kind of meat for his pizza – so no – if he runs for town council – I will be the first to voice my opinion – which i usually don’t want to get involved because it’s politics.

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A Great Concern Over Changes With Electoral Boundaries

I’m very concerned over recent even about the changes about to happen with the electoral boundaries of this town.  We’ve talked to our local MLA – whom I liked very much and have faith in and I seriously do not want the town to lose its voice in the government.  AS it is we are already losing so many things  – from the boat to all sorts of jobs and no funding for just about anything.  What else is next?  do we have to move to another town to secure our future and those of my kid?   I’ve signed the petition online and have hard copies of the petition at our store – we cannot let this happen else – we will lose our voice – this town will not count for anything.

Bad Planning Or Poor Coordination

I feel bad for the kids who were waiting for the road to clear and start walking in the parade.  The start of Seafest is today and the children’s parade was the first to show off the seafest season – but poor kids waited for at least another 15 mins before they started walking in the heat.  The cars kept coming as if they didn’t know that there was a parade going on. Some bad planning or poor coordination of the town and the seafest coordinators.  My kid was in the parade and I’m not too pleased with that at all.

A Very Short-Sighted Town Councils & Mayor

So the tall ships are heading to our neighboring town – Shelburne instead of our little town that needed the tourism and the money from drawing the people into this town  but nope according to local news – the mayor said they didn’t want to host the tall ship because they didn’t know if we were gonna get the biggest of the fleet and the smaller ones don’t bring the people in.

Well, well – guess what – the tallest fleet will be in Shelburne and look what we are going to get in this town this summer?  the much needed attraction to bring the people into town.  Lack of foresight is not the only thing this town’s mayor seems to have – apparently they are still focusing on things that are not that important.  Stop wining and dining and put the town’s money into good use!

Ex MLA – Should He Be Jail?

The local courthouse had just announced a few days ago – that they will only sentence ex MLA – Hulburt later this month – I wonder what is all the deliberation about?  afterall the case is very clear isn’t it? Former MLA Hulburt had intentions to cheat the taxpayers money not only by falsifying documents to say he paid for renovations and gadgets bought but he didn’t even have things done or bought anything such thing for his office nor the town. It is quite clear to all of us – that he cheated the town – the government and all the people he was representing.  Had there not been an audit – what else could he have stolen?  or what else had he already stolen and cheated that wasn’t even accounted for?  So why isn’t he jailed?  there is no question about it – I want to see him jail – what makes him above the rest of the petty thieves in this town?  what is wrong with our justice system here.  A stiff sentence is required for Hulburt to deter anyone else from cheating the taxpayer’s money – for these MLAs already make tons of money.

No Guarantees Even If You Are Not In Downtown

A few days ago, we saw on Facebook that one store on Starrs Road is closing its door.  You see we’ve always wanted to move to Starrs Road because everyone said that downtown is dying but now you see what I mean – moving to Starrs Road is no guarantee that your business will do better.  So for now – I think we are going to stay put – for we don’t want to spend anymore than we should – not that we are not making money – but I do like it small like that.  A lot more manageable and don’t have to waste time and energy moving all over again and rebuilding clientele.

No Advice Is Good Advice

A restaurant in town just had a new sign put up and its dragon has no eyeballs on them.  Normally, I would be  a busybody and go tell them that it is not good feng shui but after so many years in business – I realized that no advice is good advice.   Afterall, who wants to know that they are wrong or incorrect right?  even though your intentions are good.  Just like that pizza place across the street last year – when I had mentioned that the exterior needed work on – and the boss jumped all over us after that.  So from now on – i figured no advice is good advice. One will never go wrong with giving no advice.

Your Day Will Come

Some 8 years ago, a customer ripped us off with a few new xbox games which cost the store quite a few hundred dollars. Of course, we never saw dickhead again and even though we know that he is still in town and sends his girlfriend to sell stuff for money every now and then – we never did get back our games or money.  But I know that his day will come because assholes never change – and true enough – he goes and rob the petrol station a week ago.   I’m hoping that the court will put him away for a long, long time.  I can’t wait to see him being sentence.  I’m sure we weren’t the only one he ripped.  The earth is round and I believe in Karma.

You’ve Gotta Be Kidding Me !

First i read that the town wanted some students in the University to do a study for the town and now they want to fill up empty store fronts with fake advertising so that the downtown don’t look so ugly  – you’ve gotta be kidding me right?  We do have some morons for town councilors – what the hell are they thinking of right?  these bunch of students – don’t know about the real world – what’s in the text book is so different in reality – and as for the store front – even if you decorate them – it won’t bring more business downtown!  how stupid an idea is it anyway?

Permanent Resident In Canada Voting Rights

Apparently, the law changed on us and we didn’t even know – as permanent resident of Canada – you cannot vote anymore for anything – not even your town councils or the MLA to represent you.  For those who’ve been PR in Canada and are tax payers – you are not entitled to vote no more !  what the hell right?  yes !  but in a way it’s a relief because the last time i voted for town council – darn all of them turned out to be fools!

Stolen

No, the beautiful patio set do not belong to us – thank God ! else i would be devastated but this was stolen from a patio in town and this belongs to a local reporter in town.  And when this went viral –  it sure went VIRAL!  OUTRAGEOUS to say the least that someone would be so brazen to remove this set and another from the same house when there were people in the house – but when it went viral – the thieves didn’t get very far – and good to hear that the lady owner got the patio sets back and she is also going to press charges.  I saw a picture of the cops bringing her patio sets back – so at least the cops are good for something eh.  But yes, the pros and cons of living in a small town.

So He Wants A Seat

So a customer came in to pick up his computer and he had to wait for the boss to come back to tell him what he had done.  He asked if I can get him a seat in which i reply “sure”.  So I pulled out an office chair and wanted to bring it out of the counter for him but he came behind the counter and insisted on sitting behind the counter where the cash register is *slap forehead*.  I was shocked and didn’t know what to say but just let him sit behind the counter.  I don’t know if I should laugh or to just roll my eyes – I mean it’s alright to sit and wait – but ello!  how am I gonna ring money into the cash register with you sitting where my cash counter is.  *sigh*.  I say we see all sorts of people and each time – it gets weirder and stranger – hahah! the joy of owning your own business.

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