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Another symptom of decline: increasing lack of product-line knowledge of foreign-born store clerks

I use convenience stores a fair bit.

One thing I’ve noticed a lot recently is a complete lack of knowledge on the part of subcontinental convenience store clerks on their product line.

Say you regularly buy a certain food or beverage product, then one day you notice there isn’t any more of it, and you go to ask the clerk, “Did you stop carrying X, or are you just out of it at the moment?”

Increasingly, you’ll get a blank look, and a ‘Uh…’

Recently, I laid into one: “You have no idea what I’m talking about, do you?”

“Sorry, boss!” (In the homeland, back during the Rаj, they’d have said ‘Sаһіb’; now they say ‘Boss’. Progress, I suppose…)

Yes, I get that head offices make business decisions that franchise owners don’t always get informed about. But they should make it their business to care and learn what’s happening. Their livelihoods, after all…

I’m not the only one who’s noticed increasing incompetence on their parts. One day, while in such a store, I watched a fellow Canadian rant at them over their misleading labelling about their brewed coffee products and their general incompetence at simply making a decent pot of coffee. I hoped he would simply take his business to a nearby Timmy’s instead, where he’ll get what he came for and the incompetents won’t get his money for substandard product and service…

And so, the decline and fall of our civilization continues…

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Don’t call it a ‘BluesFest’ if the majority of the artists performing there aren’t blues musicians

Call it PopularMusicOfVariousUnrelatedDifferentGenresFest or whatever else; don’t ride the coat-tails of a musical tradition that you clearly cared nothing about, and were okay with smothering and covering with music (or even hip-hop) not even remotely related to the original purpose of the event, just to make more money.

 

Why do others get to colonize St. Patrick’s Day parades, yet no Irish floats are in their parades?

I watched a St. Patrick’s Day parade in a big Canadian city over the weekend; a friend watched one elsewhere.

In the one I saw, there was a Caribbean steel band playing, of all things, ‘Copacabana’.

Nothing Irish about it.

In the one my friend saw, there were Chinese lions, and there were Mexican dancers in full Mexican costume.

Nothing Irish about them.

I wonder, if at a Mexican Day of the Dead parade or a Caribbean festival parade or a Chinese New Year parade, we will ever see an Irish float participating?

Rhetorical question, of course. We all know that it’s okay for white ethnocultural groups to have their special day and parades colonized by others, but not the reverse, of course.

Figures…

 

Priorities

 
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Posted by on January 2, 2018 in culture, immigration, race, religion, The Kulturkampf

 

God bless Viktor Orbán!

 

Why one ought to hate contemporary architecture

 

Halloween colonized by the reconquistadors

How do you say ‘Happy Halloween’ in Spanish, anyway?

But hey – if non-Hispanic Americans embrace this, isn’t it ‘cultural appropriation’?

Or is it okay in this case, because it helps further the ultimate goal of Reconquista?

The prog narrative is oft unpredictable, which is how they like it, so as to keep everyone else off-balance…