LOVE THE WAY WE BITCH / LOVE
Halifax says “grasscycling”
Recycling halifax has new radio ad about “grasscycling.” “Grasscycling is when you let your lawn cuttings fall into your lawn. It is a great new idea and you should try it!” OMFG! City hall is paying someone a good salary to come up with... um... nothing!
Hey, dumbass! It is called mowing with a mulching blade. It has been around for many, many decades. Just because you gave it a new word doesn’t mean that it is new.
I am pissed. I am pissed that someone pays you a salary. I am pissed that you are so smug to think that this is something that only you know about. I am floored that you don’t recognize that this is not something that requires a high priced educational ad on the radio. Do the taxpayers a favour and quit your job so someone worth their paycheque can replace you. —In the Real World, You’d Be Fired For Wasting Money
The Coast doesn’t suck
I just wanted to applaud The Coast for this week’s issue with the two beautiful humans on the cover. Thanks for including and even—gasp—celebrating people of all shapes and sizes. While we’re all trying to be more tolerant and accepting, overweight people are still routinely discriminated against and ridiculed, with little support from anyone and unfortunately this mistreatment is often ignored or seen as justified (as if discriminating against an entire group of people based solely on what they look like can ever be justified) for reasons of “health” or “not wanting to glorify obesity.”
I’m sure you’re gonna get some hateful, ignorant bullshit in response but I for one am saying thank you for embracing a group of people that is often denied their rights to being treated with dignity, respect and basic human decency. —Lover
Small business, big mouths
I’m sure it gets boring behind the counter of a small store, and maybe you hadn’t seen your buddy in ages. Regardless, if someone you don’t know comes in the store it would make good sense not to shit all over another independent business, especially when you don’t know if that “new” customer in your store has known the business owner you’re saying rips people off and is a general asshole for almost 20 years.
I hovered close to you and your bud while you dumped on the guy. One of my greatest flaws is that I can’t keep my feelings off my face—even your 60-plus eyes had to see my eye-rolling when I was by the cash looking at items behind your friend, planted in place like a statue in need of removal.
There’s nothing sadder than 60-something men gossiping about other small business owners, basically calling them scammers and failures. Had the actual owner of your store been in, she would have turned her attention to the only paying customer in the store and wouldn’t have been gossiping in the first place; sadly it was two geezers who couldn’t care less who was there, who they might know, or what they wanted. The customer service sucked, but hearing two silverhaired men tearing apart another small independent business owner was well beyond pathetic. Easy to see who deserves my money and who doesn’t. —Not My Typewriter
Diapers: Put this in your clear bag
I had my dear grandmother visit for a month this summer. She uses adult diapers, which are 10 times stinkier than a baby’s diaper. Halifax requires Haligonians to put their diapers in the clear bag. HALIFAX ONLY PICKS UP MY GARBAGE ONCE EVERY TWO WEEKS! WTF?! THIS SHIT HAS TO GO SOMEWHERE! DON’T JUST LEAVE IT ON THE STREET! I pity the neighbour that parks his motorcycle downwind from my garbage cans.