May 18, 2012

Duck Friday



16 comments:

  1. Ah, the real deal this time.
    And no repeat, either. ;)

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  2. Anonymous8:34 PM

    A real deal duck Friday indeed - fuck! today I managed to lose $150,000 (forever) - howzat for a real deal, let's hope there are no repeats?

    Of course being Tasmanian and all, such a loss was like bromide to a eunuch.


    Bottoms up, what else can one do but celebrate?

    j

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  3. Yep, a whole bunch of 'em floating along, like happy flotsam, only prettier.

    Justin - and I thought I'd had a bad week: dude, you win, and it only took you a day. (Damned high achieving Tasmanian!)

    Shite.

    That.

    Sucks.

    *Hugs*

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  4. Anonymous11:38 AM

    Ah, a hug - thanks Caz.

    But the truth is the cash was a burden, emotionally speaking, as such iJustin simply returned it to it's rightful owners - along with another 150 grand from an associate (Mt Grub).

    You see the cash arrived in my possession via a legal yet morally repugnant manner - facilitated by a Grub whom I have unfortunately been locked into a financial arrangement with.

    In short he underestimated me, thought I would take the cash and keep quite.

    Nope, I simply pointed out that his very clever (sick and twisted) scheme (executed in camera without my knowledge with his lawyer) was in fact a load of unethical shit. And it unarguably was.

    Yesterday the evil act was reversed, because in a very polite Tasmanian way I suggested to Mr Grub that we return the 300 grand to those it rightfully belonged to......"or else!"

    This morning the heavens and earth are once again in harmony, things have been put right - tis amazing how effective the Tasmanian mode of communication works.

    Anyway I'm doing Vietnam today - well my favourite Vietnamese eating place. Pumpkin and I will do what we do best, eat delicious food and talk about all sorts of stuff, while she watches me get delightfully pissed.

    *hugs*

    j

    PS. I will be having words with Mr Grub's lawyer next week - I suspect I've never need to speak to him again.

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  5. Well, well, that sounds like quite a tail, with an ethical man at the end of it. A worthy reason for eating and drinking and nattering about all sorts of stuff.

    You're a good man, Justin.

    Namaste.

    And another hug.

    (As often as I have been among men I have returned home a lesser man. Anon. Of course, some, thankfully, return better men.)

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  6. Ah Justin..Hugs from me too.
    I have always liked you..From the very first.
    You struck me as a decent
    caring and very ethical bloke

    And a fun loving really nice guy. :-D

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  7. Ah Justin..Hugs from me too.
    I have always liked you..From the very first.
    You struck me as a decent
    caring and very ethical bloke

    And a fun loving really nice guy. :-D

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  8. Shit! I hate posting ftom my phone after a couple drinks. :-\

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  9. Just a little stutter, Kath, and who amongst us hasn't done that once or twice ...

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  10. I once lost $5000 in a single day but it was my own fault. I should have put it on Black.

    Does that count as ethical?

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  11. Not ethical; might suggest irrational aversion to the colour red.

    Counts as being "not stupid", since the loss was not a repeat offense.

    So, *hugs* for not being stupid! Always worth a reward.

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  12. The sisters in law and female relos (all eight) have just returned from an eight week extravaganza taking in Russia, Turkey, Israel, Jordan, Egypt and England. This they organised themselves aside from Jordan where a tour company was engaged and Egypt where a company arranged Cairo accommodation and the Nile cruise.

    All agree Russia (particularly St Petersburg and the Hermitage) and Turkey were standouts. The greatest disappointment was Israel. Aside from numbers (about which nothing can be done) at all the "shrines" the common comment was rudeness and arrogance. The process at the airport on exiting the country was excruciating. Women traveling without men was not to be understood. Because there was a group (eight women) they were asked who their "leader was" (as there were no men). When it was replied there was none such they were asked who organised the Israel part of their trip. She who did arrange such stepped forward and was taken apart to be questioned. After she was taken aside another was selected and taken apart. Both were questioned on all aspects of their stay. The stumbling block came over the fact that the first taken aside said they'd received no "gifts" whist in country as they were tourists and knew no one. The other said they had: from the tour company who'd conducted the Jordan part of the trip (baseball cap, bag and a cheap clock). The first was then described as having "lied". This to leave the country!

    I've no idea if this is usual practice but Israel is no longer a visit list of these women all of whom are between 54-65.

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  13. How extraordinary. Caught 'lying' in the process of attempting to leave the country!

    I would not have thought women were expected to be in the company of a male leader when traveling in Israel, nor that the sight of a group of female tourists would have been at all unusual - a lot of tourists, non-Jewish to boot, visit Israel, surely.

    How stupid we are, with our silly little beliefs that the rest of the world is much like that, or that democracy has a meaning well beyond merely being allowed to vote once in a while. The majority of the world remains quite brutal, and misogynist still rules.

    Glad the rest of their trip was memorable, for positive reasons; what a wonderful time they must have had.

    (Read today that some North Koreans have allegedly resorted to cannibalism, to keep starvation at bay. Those caught have subsequently been killed by the state.)

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  14. I betcha them ladies were nani-semites - deserve everything they get, and a little bit more.

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  15. Nani-semites indeed!

    They were also asked to provide an itinerary of countries they were to visit (they were off to Turkey, Russia, Britain and Singapore) after leaving Israel. Both ladies were questioned on this. Because one fellow (interrogator) did not bring Singapore to mind Malaysia was mentioned. Another "incongruity" in the story.

    One does wonder just what it takes to leave...

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  16. Anonymous12:34 AM

    Looks like Israel out (shame Israeli chicks are pretty yummy), Beijing in. I just love them pat downs in China. The Chinese certainly understand human nature. Cute little dolls dressed up in uniforms run their perfect hands up and down your legs. It was unfortunate that they were not as thorough as a man would desire.

    They don't really like it when you go back to the end of the line but.

    j

    BTW that Theo guy must be an absolute fuck wit - but I do have faint recollections of knowing some one just like the prick.

    Oh, and guess what, re my earlier "loss". I just had a chat with a senior council who I've worked closely with for over 12 years. He's given legal help previously. Anyway that "legal" deal wasn't legal after all as it appears.

    Mr Grub's (suburban)lawyer is about to meet a Tasmanian devil - he is going to agree with everything I suggest. I'll let you know what happens - I'm loving it now - worth every penny.

    And then the most delightful bit of all - the soon to be the absolute demise of Mr Grub (with the assistance of his very own lawyer - yummy) - I've now got my out of this relationship. Which was lucky because I was going to murder the bastard sooner or later - I'll let you know how this little bit of justice plays out. Mr Grub is now fucked - totally.

    The Year of the Dragon

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