I have spent the last month trying to source some very elusive mineral - worldwide - the locality of which is a very closely guarded secret due to its scarcity. The trouble is I want at least two tons of it.
I was about to give up because I had no intention of dealing with Eastern European mafioso, when a benign potential source suddenly popped up due to a chance encounter on You Tube. It is at times like these when you really understand that although you may have to plough your way through all sorts of unspeakable shite, You Tube really does serve a good purpose. I am constantly amazed at how so many people - also worldwide - altruistically put stuff up there without any expectation of reward. Well this man is going to be rewarded.
Just when you are about to lose heart with the internet in general and your service-provider refuses to tell you how to fix something which has gone wrong with its own system without charging you $$$s, you remember the forums and all the cries for help, most of which are answered by Good Samaritans who seem to live for the service of others. It almost restores your faith in humanity - almost.
Do you remember the times in the playground when you almost hit the kid who sidled up to you and asked, "Can you keep a secret?" only to whisper, "So can I!" when you replied in the affirmative?
If I am ever asked that question these days, I always say "No." They are going to tell you anyway, so why lie?
The Queen Of Sheba - It was the Queen's Jubilee five years ago, and the village organised a carnival . The committee, of which I was not a part of, wanted a carnival queen cr...
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