Archives for the month of: August, 2009

Image228I was getting my car serviced today, when I saw a bunch of chairs stacked one on top of the other in the middle of the showroom. On closer observation, it turned out to be an advisory on wearing seat belts. The idea was to demonstrate the danger of being in an accident, vertically, and not horizontally as one would be if an accident were to happen. A small message on the stack of chairs said:Image229

‘ DON’T FORGET YOUR SAFETY BELT. Falling from a chair is like crashing without a safety belt at 15 Km/h. Falling from the top of this stack of chairs is the equivalent to crashing at 30 Km/h. Remember that speeds out on the real road are often more higher than that.”

While 30 Km/h seems to be really slow and slower than the minimum speed of 45 Km/h on most small roads, falling off a stack of chairs that high really put it into perspective. Traveling faster and crashing would mean a high, very high stack of chairs. A seat belt though would hold you back and keep you safe against crashing into the steering or dashboard. Of course, nothing can replace using common sense and driving carefully..!!

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Well, so far it seems to be more of panic than actual infections, but here are some precautions that have been advised h1n1by the WHO for containing the pandemic.

It’s flu season, and being a little careful can go a long way. 

Some of the precautions include basic stuff, like:

  • covering your nose and mouth while sneezing
  • properly disposing of used tissues
  • washing your hands

I had posted about liquid hand sanitizers earlier. Seems to be a good move.

Sure we’ve all received emails from the son/daughter of the chief Poo-Bah of Timbuktoo, who requests assistance to claim the inheritance left behind by theirnon-existent  father but this recent mail took it to new heights.

The best time to kick a guy is when he is down, but claiming to be Maan Al Sanea himself, was something new. OK so the guy is fighting with his in-laws, he isn’t dead..

from Maan Al-Sanea alsanea@saadgroupofcompanies.com

sender-time Sent at 5:57 AM (GMT-05:00). Current time there: 4:05 AM. ✆

to mentabolism@gmail.com

date Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 5:57 AM

subject Your Urgent Response is Needed

mailed-by paulaflynn.org

hide details Aug 12 (6 days ago)

Good Day,
I am privileged to contact you of an interest to invest a huge fund in your country. Any Knowledge of business interest in the following sectors: Banking, Real Estate, Stock speculation, Film Industries, Agriculture, Mining, Oil, Transportation and Tobacco or any area you dim fit for investment will be considered. If you think you have a solid background and idea of making good profit in any of the mentioned business sectors in your country, please write me for possible business co-operation. If you prefer to be re-contacted for more express information, please send us your:
[1] Full Names:
[2] Contact address:
[3] Direct Telephone No:
Respectfully,
Maan Al-Sanea
Saad Group of Companies

I would’ve fallen for it!!! So original. I mean get a life guys…

Black light puppetry uses puppets coated with special paint. The puppets are used in Black light which shows only fluorescent colors and the audience is able to see only the puppets on a dark stage.

The Famous People players are internationally renowned Black Light puppeteers who have a theater for this purpose in Toronto. The troupe consists of people with developmental disabilities.

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A man is known by the company he keeps, (or the company that keeps him). Owning a fancy mobile number used to bebestactever the norm and most customers retained those number out of loyalty to the number and not to the network. Mobile operators didn’t care much about the customers they had, and they were doing the customer a favor. But now they will be forced to rethink that. Kuwait is seriously considering implementation of Number portability. The MOC has been having a conference and a ministerial decision is already in place, waiting for implementation.

Number portability allows the customer to retain his number and change service providers based on his perception of quality. The competition will no longer be on billboards to show who has a better marketing budget, the competition will be in the air. The operators will have to provide better voice & data connectivity.

A man will be known by the number he keeps…