< < < -- I have to wish a special Birthday to to the TAZEMASTER wherever
you are out there. I miss you and I hope you call home soon.
You Drive Like a GIRL!!!
I recently received the following photos from my dear friend, Shelley in Toronto, Ontario.
It's ironic that she sent me these photos. Shelley, being a girl and all should probably be offended
to hear the often stereotype of females being horrible drivers, but even she admits that her gender is not exactly
great behind the wheel. This is a huge debate that will always go on, but maybe the following
photos will shed some more light into it....
Apparently She Missed The Boat! ( or did she?? )
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Oops! Did I Say That?
It obviously must be a really slow news week if CNN is crying that the senior Communications Representative
for the Prime Minister of Canada said (off the record) that United States President, George W. Bush is a "moron".
First of all, as you can see from one of last week's weekly thought examples that George W. Bush isn't exactly
the sharpest knife in the drawer. Even everyday Americans have mocked him before he was even in office. Late night talk-show
figures such as David Letterman, Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien practically make it part of the show to poke fun
at their President. So why is this even an issue? Just because a senior official other than anyone in
the White House admitted out loud something that everyone already knows? According to my friend, Natasha
in Mississauga, Ontario, the whole hoopla is because that this communications director represents the voice and
opinion of the Prime Minister of Canada, therefore all Canadians. Newcasters on CNN and MSNBC and FOXNEWS have already
began Canadian bashing similar to the "BLAME CANADA" campaign in "SOUTH PARK: THE MOVIE". I know I don't speak
for all Canadians, but I can speak as one living in the United States. I think this is a total waste of time, and
the American media is totally loosing focus. They should be concentrating on terrorists and real world issues.
It really must be a slow news week.
Sheppard Station Finally Opens!
I might be living in New York right now, but even I heard about the Sheppard Station opening!
Wait...before you get too excited, I'm not talking about the ever popular caribbean hot-spot that many young teens and too-old
playaz flock to Saturday nights to get their groove on...I'm actually referring to the 8-year
project of the Toronto Subway expansion. This is the first
totally new subway line since the Toronto Subway opened in 1966. Costing $933 million to make,
the Sheppard subway line was the project that Toronto mayor, Mel Lastman pushed for while he was still
the mayor of North York.
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cK's Weekly Thought
At my wonderful position part-time position at Costco, one of my co-workers starts talking to me
like he's my best friend inviting me to come out to make some money on the side working for an
e-commerce company. The guy himself doesn't impress me, but the idea of what he's stumbling to say
does sound interesting. I am thinking of someday opening a cK Shopping section. I don't want
to peddle measley products, but cool things at good prices.
Even though I have this funny feeling that this is all part of a pyramid scheme, I still want to go
and hear the presentation. I also needed someone else to go with me so I can have a person to converse
with what we both saw in the presentation. So Tony comes along with me and we both go prepared
to hear garbage - but still are keeping an open mind.
We were told to come dressed business casual, and be there promptly between 7:30pm to 7:45pm so we could
get "good seats" for the 8pm presentation. Being this was our first time, Tony and I were ushered to the
first front rows to be seated. The first thing that Tony and I noticed on the stage was a whiteboard and
some dry erase markers. That's it. If this was really an e-commerce seminar, why is there no dropdown
screen so we can see a FLASH or Powerpoint presentation?? Promptly at 8pm, a guy with a swing in his step
looking similar to Troy McClure hops up to the stage and picks up the microphone. He has a sleezy
"used-car salesman" look to him, but I was willing to temporarily look over it. According to my notes,
his name was Rob Sanacola, a former appliance, jewellry store owner from Long Island, New York.
He immediately starting asking the crowd about their goals in life, things that they think make them
successful, etc. Then after he got the crowd all eager to hear how they can make their lives better,
he started talking more about the company. The company is called BRITT WORLD WIDE. Started
by Mr. and Mrs. Britt some odd years ago. The way BWW works is like this:
|Britt Worldwide Business Module|
Rob went on to say how in $16.5 Billion was spent on advertising by dot com companies in 2000. Where BWW
does not spend a penny on advertising, its just passed on by word-of-mouth. He then started talking a little
about franchising. Using the example of McDonald's, there are more than 32,000 franchises worldwide. Each
franchise is independantly owned and Corporate McDonald's only keeps 4% of the stores' profits and gives 96%
to the franchise owner. Coming to the conclusion that Corporate McDonald's makes more money in the end
because it's 4% of 32,000 franchises as opposed to 96% of one location. That's what BRITT wants to do with
all of us in the room who were present. They want us all to open up our own "franchise" of selling
goods and services via their website. But is that what they really want us to do??? Wait, there's more.
There are three types of consumers that would shop from BRITT:
3. INDEPENDANT BUSINESS OWNERS
The Independant Business Owner (IBO) is the most profitable to the company because they are the one's trying
to recruit more and more people to join the company. The whole presentation had more emphasis on them. Clients
and Members were glossed over and didn't seem as exciting as an IBO. For every IBO an IBO gets, that one will
get a small percentage of residual income from anything that person sold. So the more IBO's you make join,
the more money you make -- hence the whole presentation.
So, What's The Catch? There is a Registration Fee of $120.00.
You can also get an "optional" starter pack for an additional: $70.00
That's basically what my notes say, but if any of you want to hear more about what I learned, just e-mail me and I'll
give you the lowdown. Personally, its exactly just like the Amway or Primerica presentations I've been to in the
past. Almost word for word. The presentation and company is very enticing, but I'm still quite skeptical. I'll keep you
all posted on what I learn more. But one last thing... if you ever wanted to open your own Tim Horton's
franchise in Canada, the cost is $1.5 Million (canadian). Or if you wanted to open your own McDonald's
in the United States, the cost is $1.2 Million (us). Maybe a $120.00 isn't so bad to start up your own
franchise...but some things sound too good to be true.