I like how, when applying for a Canadian passport, you have to provide a guarantor to confirm your identity who has known you personally for at least two years, lives in Canada, and has one of the following professions:
Dentist, judge, practising lawyer, magistrate, mayor, medical doctor, notary public, police officer, or signing officer of a bank.
First of all, what makes them think I know anyone with one of those jobs? These people are all rich, except for maybe a cop, and I don’t have any rich friends.
And secondly, why are those professions somehow most trustworthy to be guarantors? I mean, lawyers?
My friend Rebecca grew up in a town near the Oregon coast. When she was in high school, she had a job at the aquarium in Newport. They had a octopus there and apparently he would occasionally escape his tank. When he did, he went straight for the front door f the building. As Rebecca said, “He never end up in the bathroom or the bookstore. He always went straight for the front door.”
How did. he know?!
When he would escape, her instructions were to call her supervisor. If her supervisor wasn’t available, she had a back up person to call. If that person wasn’t available she was supposed to call the police.
Octopi are sinister
Octopi are extremely intelligent. They say they are as smart as dogs, but I’ve seen some pretty dumb dogs, so I’m not sure about that. I’d say they are smarter.
According to the octupus keeper at the last aquarium I went to, octopuses are as smart as two-year-olds. She threw a baby’s toy into the aquarium, one of those ones where you have to put all the shapes in the right holes and then it opens up. The octopus completed it in about 2 minutes and got out the food that was inside. Creepy!
Wir hatten immer Probleme mit Ladendiebstahl. Ich habe mich immer darüber aufgeregt. Wir mussten auf mögliche Diebe achten, weil alle unsere Produkte sehr teuer waren. Ein Überfall konnte ständig vorkommen und ich hatte manchmal auch Angst davor, besonders nachts.
Einmal hat ein Mann viele Taschen in einen Abfallsack gesteckt. Meine Kollegin hat ihn gesehen und sich sehr darüber geärgert. Sie ist ihm nach draussen gefolgt, aber er war schon weg. Ich war erstaunt über ihren Mut! Das hätte ich nicht gemacht.