the older I get class distinctions come sharply clearly into view
Here’s a phrase that sincerely chaps my ass. What if the police ask you to describe me? Whachugonsay? Discovered my disgust with this statement after getting into a discussion about who can and can’t say nigger. We concluded with the thought that anyone can say anything (conditional) because this is a country that constitutionally guarantees freedom of speech. I added that saying anything means being ready and able to take […]
The first adjuster who worked my claim requested an engineering report to better assess the damage than the appraiser who came out to make the initial assessment. It was the appraiser who recommended an engineer come and take a look because there might be hidden damage that he was not able to check. The engineering report, May 2016, concluded that what was needed was about $48K of repair as the […]
I wrote a short description of my experience and requested being made whole, but the BBB wouldn’t print it, citing it being beyond their scope. In other words, I described criminal activity, so they won’t touch it. I can write a review and warning, so I guess I’ll do that.
1997, Bangalore Airport, Midnight. I’m a woman, an American, and I don’t speak Hindi. My introduction to the subcontinent of India was not pretty nor pleasant. Seeking an experience, I accepted a ticket and accommodations for 4 months in exchange for legal assistance/nanny duties from a law professor and his 4 children. Over my tenure, I traveled the literal length and breadth of India. I started in Bangalore, Delhi, Mysore, […]