Posted: April 28, 2008 in Correspondence

Dear City of Montreal,

You spent a year tearing up St. Laurent street (aka the Main, the street that separates Montreal into east and west). You were “upgrading” it, widening the sidewalks, spiffing it up, creating traffic havoc and a subatantial drop in revenues for the street merchants.

Now, it’s done. Finally. Honestly, I don’t see that much of a difference, but there you go.

So, this week what do you do? Tear up the sidewalks on St. Laurent to upgrade the gas mains. They must have already needed upgrading last year. Why not do it then?

You are idiots. Expensive idiots, since you’re using my tax dollars to do the same work twice.

You’ve lost my vote.


Dear Wannabe Goth Girl,

If you want to be goth, you gotta be goth. A handbag shaped like a coffin and skull earrings do not a goth make.

You need the clothes, you need the makeup, you need the hair, you need the footware.

Otherwise you just look ridiculous. I’m sure even your parents don’t take you seriously. Who are you kidding you’re not a goth, you’re totally preppy. Deal with it.

Just sayin’


Dear lady at the cash register.

Once the cashier is ringing up your purchases is NOT the moment to start runnning around the store looking for items you forgot. If you’ve only got half a brain, please make a list of what you need. The rest of us don’t have time for your stupidity.

Irritatedly and with a list,


Dear Cashier,

You can, you know, cancel her purchases at the touch of a button and tell her to move to the back of the line when she returns. It’s not that hard. Remember, it’s the electronic age. Beep, and it’s gone. I gotta get my ass back to work – as do most other people in line.



  1. XUP says:

    Man, you’re cranky. I agree with everything though, except the goth girl thing. Maybe she’s playing around with different styles to come up with something uniquely her. Why does she have to pick a “look” and mimic it exactly? Looking ridiculous is part of growing up. Let’s all look at pics of ourselves when we were very young.

  2. Jazz says:

    XUP – You’re completely right about the girl but I’m really cranky today. 😉 God knows I cringe just thinking of some of my teenage getups. *shudder*

  3. I am patient about many things. Foolishness in the grocery store line is not one of them.

  4. Dumdad says:

    So many idiots in the world so little time to deal with them!

  5. Tai says:

    Ah, welcome home!

  6. Ian Lidster says:

    You’re back ‘Up Over’. Rah! Can I give you a big welcoming kiss? Jazz rants; what better way to begin a Monday. Glad you’re home safe and sound.

  7. Jazz says:

    COTW – I think people who annoy you and I in grocery lines should be slapped.Dumdad – Indeed. What’s a person to do?Tai – Thanks.Ian – Did y’all think I was still in Oz? I’ve been back for over a week unfortunately. Just too bored with real life to blog much.

  8. Greg C says:

    I have to agree. Either go all the way Goth of nothing at all. I know that lady at the cash register. She is the one looking for her check book after her groceries are rung up. Grrrrrr

  9. Yep, agree with everything. I read about what they did on St. Laurent when I went to Montreal a few weeks ago. They are soooo stupid and they gave the excuse that they didn’t know??? duh!

  10. Rachel says:

    Man, are you irritable. LOLHave you considered staying home on days like this? Are you irritable because you cant?having things to do makes me cranky.

  11. Big Brother says:

    Ah, the lil sister I know and love. Always that cheery, smiley mood… By the way from what I heard it wasn’t the city’s fault this time. They asked Gaz Metro, Hydro etc last year if they needed something done to do it while the pavement was up. Gaz metro said no thanks and then changed their mind. If I was the city I’d slap them with a whopping big bill for the repair work. Anyhow it was sloppy planning.

  12. geewits says:

    Well this is uncomfortable. The other day as I was making my purchase of a coffin purse, I ran back into the store leaving several people in line behind me. It’s not that I had forgotten anything, I just needed to make the call to the gas company to approve the tearing up of St. Laurent Street.

  13. I think everything you mentioned is universal. These people and situations were put here to test us and see how far we can go before we just stand in the street and start screaming.

  14. Jocelyn says:

    I’m thinking Goth Girl might be achieving her image on the installment plan…she takes her measly allowance every weekn and puts it towards that next pair of ripped tights.

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