The brainwashing propaganda machine
understanding inane public conversations
understanding signage and advertisements
the fear culture
being told I live in a free country
being told my vote counts
being told if it's easy it's not worth it
the 9 to 5 and the 40 hour work week
the ' time to lean...time to clean' work ethic
having to talk to random people because they talk to you first
in short...I don't miss a shedload more than I miss...I actually can't really think of anything I miss at the moment...
"You really want to save the planet?...the next time you see a hybrid car with a childseat... smash the window, remove the childseat and replace it with a box of condoms..." Doug Stanhope
We could all sit outside on banana lounges discussing the best way to rebuild a 4WD transmission and agree, through shared stories of conquests supporting our assertions, that there is no basis to the proposition that those least assured of their persuasions are the first to condemn others for theirs.
all the shit that goes along with owning a car, insurance payments,traffic jams, finding a parking space,parking tickets,speeding tickets etc...
i don't miss cold weather, non hot people, shitty expensive food, nasty manners, arsehole scenes, the culture of warehousing old people into 'homes', and crazy people under bridges, yuppie parents with mega-strollers, fake displays of affection, people asking 'what do you do', cynicism, coolness, the fucking lot. i ain't never going back. i hope.
wellll, everyone here always asks how much your motoby, how much your mobile fone, how much etc. and it's become a point of conversation but just for fun, i find myself asking how much was that blablabla too now, like a 7 year old all adazzle with someone's fone or motorbike, LOL.
and i've had several close calls with opportunists who very openly ask for the moon; poverty has it's own ugly standards in the interzone between rich and free foreigner and the indentured void of opportunity local, which is sad.
but the non hot who think they're hot. barf. toronto has a real toac-y vibe like that, hideous couples practically fucking in restaurants and bars, looking about constantly hoping they're causing excitement somewhere, maybe a group scene. gross people in that town.