Thursday, June 9, 2011
I am not adverse to learning new tricks. Despite the old adage that you can't teach an old dog new tricks. I am learning new tricks everyday.
Wait that doesn't sound right. But you get my drift.
The weather here is seriously bi-polar. One day I'm bundled up, and the next its sweltering. The last one week has been warm UAE standards, but BLOODY HOT for me.
I don't get the whole sunshine thing anyway. Its just highly overrated.
We went to buy a fan.
Look here I'm from UAE.
I want a fan I go to Carrefoure /Lulu or down Electra street, pick it up, bring it home (in my FJ), ask the watchman to carry it up to my apartment and plug it in. And its good to go.
Flash forward to Canada:
a) Select fan. So far so good.
b) Put fan in trolley. (Oh! I beg your pardon "CART")
b(i) Why is the fan in this box?
b(ii) Locate staff and ask him why fan is in box. (Why is he smiling? What does he mean some assembly required?) (Is that even English?)
b(iii) Decide to humour him and bring fan home.
c) Open Box.
e) Turn on airconditioning.