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It's good to generalize about people you don't know based on what you observe about how they look and behave. Lends a lot of credibility to stances on certain issues.
garb811 said:Not the small town of Toronto. :rofl:
Embassy posting to Asia.
From the President of the TPFFA,
"I have been fortunate that I have been able to orientate several of our recruit classes and it was refreshing to see such a young class this time. The class was mainly Fire College Graduates and it also had members with past fire service experience. I had the chance to speak to some and I found it interesting that those fire fighters with many years experience with a full-time fire department elsewhere were willing to leave to pursue there “dreams” as they put it and work for Toronto Fire. It made me feel a little bit special that I have been a part of an organization that others envy and want to be a part of as well."
Xylric said:One of the things that I love about Asia is that their city layouts are almost alien, and have a beauty all their own.
mariomike said:When I was in Grade 12, I saw a TV show called "EMERGENCY!". It looked like a job with a future, that was exciting and far from routine, with guaranteed security.
So, if I was an American, living in "Mayberry", I would have travelled to NYC or LA to apply to their emergency services.
As a Canadian, all I had to do was ride the subway to City Hall.
I met a good many out of towners who felt the same way about joining Toronto's emergency services, after the residency requirement was lifted,
As for living in Toronto? Other than the women, I could take it or leave it. I am fortunate to live in a neighbourhood that some may not consider typical of the "asphalt jungle".
My sister lives in rural NE Alberta and loves it. I love visiting, and would be happy to live there.
The thing is, my wife happens to be Jewish. Refuses to live in, what she calls, "Elvis country". She loves to travel, but would miss her family and cultural connections in North York and Vaughn too much to ever move away.
So, here we are.
Don't get me started on Japan. My favorite place in the whole, wide world.
lenaitch said:City mice wanting the country and country mice longing for the city I guess.
lenaitch said:I think you recently posted a pic of your neighbourhood and, yes, you seem to be a bit of an urban oasis. If I had to guess, south of Bloor west of High Park.
FSTO said:As I grow older I lament more and more the election of the Parti Quebecois in the 70's. Montreal was our major city until then and even with the business exodus to Ontario, it still has a special elan that Toronto will never attain.
Toronto just seems to be another cookie cutter North East North American City that is trying too hard to be liked by America. Montreal on the other hand is still and will ever be the MILF that will forever give us the dance of a thousand veils and couldn't give two farts what Americans think.
Jarnhamar said:Child tossed from truck by carjacker who opened fire on police