Way to go girl… 4000 readers, I am impressed. I get a lousy 40 a day if I am lucky…
I so hope that your ex employer will have to pay! That should make a nice college fund for Tadpole… (Or just nice living money till you find another job). Somebody should hire you to write, what were you doing wasting your time away in that office. Writing is your future!
I don’t know what the word for “twunt” is in french, but it brings to mind a question. When someone curses, they often say “pardon my french.” Do the french say “pardon my english” if they use foul language?
An excellent read, and I like the political angle as well. The anti-immigrant climate that is being generated in France by a couple of the presidential candidates is going to have tragic consequences, if it hasn’t already done so.
Ibrahim Sylla, a quiet 28 year old student from Guinea was brutally murdered and burnt in Marseille last Sunday. He was a Maths student at the University in Marseille and was murdered on his return to the campus after having finished work at a restaurant at 1 am (this job was helping him pay for his studies as well as support his family in Guinea). Police are baffled by the motivation for the killing, but many think it is racist.
Petite, get your French nationality and be ready to vote next time.
Excellent article, and yet more good publicity, Petite. About your birth certificate, I am Canadian but my wife (now passed away, sadly) was English. I remember her saying that the original birth certificate (issued days after your birth) is considered very precious. If the French Administration refuses it, at least they aren’t going to lose it! BTW, I wonder if that recent thread will reach 300 comments – it would be nice, but I don’t want to cheat by commenting again.
I’m new to blogging and I am absolutely amazed to find this blog. I read your story in normal media some time ago and it didn’t occur to me at all that this would be a blog (I’d never seen one at the time).
Frankly, when I read the press I thought this would be one of those things that makes a nice story but the people involved end up getting screwed.
I really hope you get something out of this and you deserve every last friend or support or penny that you get. I’m really impressed that you’re doing this blog while you have so much to deal with.
twunt? made me laugh. is that a hybrid?
it must be awful being unfairly dismissed.
what follows, strangely enough, is not fiction.
i had to resign from my most recent job. i was being occupationally harassed by a dodgy old lady and her family, most of whom have serious health issues. i wouldn’t let them use me in a family photo, so they attempted to engineer a constructive dismissal. anyway, i resigned because of this, luckily avoiding the process of being prematurely aged by the stress of it all. retrospectively, it was implied that i was an incompetent employee with erratic time -keeping. ‘Hmmm’, i thought. the lesson you learn from this is thus: never trust an old lady offering you emperor’s new clolthes in return for your company. she may well want to consume you.
i must apologise to the pedant massive, most of whom adhere to prescriptive orthography. i wasn’t able to spell ‘clothes’ correctly. everybody was into creative spelling when i was at school. perhaps i’m still in recovery, cognitively speaking.
there is only one thing that is worse than being unfairly dismissed.
hmmm, i’m sure i had a woman here somewhere? chewing gum anyone? perhaps i have misplaced her. oh silly me. that’s right, of course. the answer was obvious to begin with. they were frightened off. apparently, this happens when an epidemic of idiocy breaks out. thankfully i’m only 34.
does anyone know what omniscience is?
Comment by jog-your-memory — April 8, 2007 @ 6:18 pm
TWUNT… I love this word. What a scream! Quite a cunning stunt… ooops, sorry!
There is just no pity here for the ignorant colonials. . . I *want* to use this new swearword, but don’t have any idea what it means. Unless it means what a nice american girl doesn’t every say. Oh. Wait.