05-01-2013, 12:41 AM
GOTD: OK, the variety of English channels over here in Egypt is, well, not vast. Movies repeated the same time the next day, etc. Out of desperation, I watched an episode of "The Doctors". They were talking about depression and they brought in an outside "expert" to offer some tips. Their outside "expert" was none other than the chief medical officer of Pfizer, you know, the makers of Zoloft.
And of course none of the advice talked about exercise, nutrition, talking to a consular/minister/etc. I talked about how your medical professional could "help" you with medication.
Having the medical officer for Prizer come into talk about treating depression is like having a nutritionist from McDonalds some in to talk about how to lose weight.
05-03-2013, 08:37 AM
GOTD: My office constantly has food related events which I do not participate in because there is literally nothing I will eat (birthday cake, cookies, muffins, donuts, etc). I generally understand this is the way it is, but its frustrating to always have to sit out. On the rare occasion we have an event involving meat and veggies (a cookout in the summer, chili cook-off, etc), there ALWAYS has to be a vegetarian option.
Who cares if we exclude someone who wants to eat healthy instead of birthday cake, but if we don't have veggie burgers at the cookout we being insensitive and exclusive.
And then we all complain when our health care costs go up.
05-03-2013, 11:23 AM
My gripe is at myself, feating 100g of choc at 1am coz I'm hungry and can't sleep. I will do better when I wake up. If I ever fall asleep that is!
05-03-2013, 11:24 AM
05-03-2013, 11:46 AM
There is some sort of unspoken rule that we have to bend over backwards to accommodate vegetarians. When people have them over for dinner, they automatically cook an entire vegetarian meal for their whole family, rather than just providing an additional dish that the vegetarian could eat. We wouldn't want their delicate sensibilities to be offended by being present while meat is being eaten. But if they invited you over, they would hardly be serving meat.
Originally Posted by EncinoMan
Maybe it's because they complain a lot when there aren't options they like. I guess we'd have to grow in numbers and start speaking up to start getting respect.
05-04-2013, 08:31 AM
Gripe of the day: Why do charities always steal money!? I mean cmon we have given literally BILLIONS of dollars to charities for africa and whats happening to it? I dont see anything improving?
05-04-2013, 08:36 AM
They(the Africans) use the money to buy guns to kill each other with them. It's literally a waste of money. No food, no schooling, no housing, just guns.
Originally Posted by SkullCandyxox
05-04-2013, 08:53 AM
Charities don't always steal money. But the temptation is there. More often governments that are supposed to be distributing food and medical supplies from the charities often either steal the money outright or profiteer by selling the goods and services that were supposed to provided for free.
05-04-2013, 10:06 AM
It's too dry and hot. For the past 2 days the air quality has been less than ideal from 2 fires in the adjoining counties. It's way too early in the season for this sort of thing, the creeks are very low and now they're predicting a chance of thunderstorms which doesn't really mean rain, but lightening. I'm dreading the Summer. Please let it rain!
05-06-2013, 11:44 AM
What is bloody wrong with this website lately? Very slow especially in the afternoon.