Leyla war sehr zielstrebig. Sie wollte von klein auf ihrer engen Welt entfliehen. Weg von den drei grossen und groben Brüdern, die sich regelmässig geschlagen haben. Weg von den engen, armen Verhältnissen, wo das Geld nur für das aller nötigste gereicht hatte und für Extras nie etwas übrigblieb. Sie schämte sich für ihre geerbten Kleider. Auch dafür, dass sie so gut wie nie mit den anderen Kindern aus ihrer Klasse irgendwohin fahren konnte, da sie das Geld nicht hatte um die Eintrittskarten zu bezahlen.
New Zealand has adopted a law that will require offshore sellers, electronic marketplaces and redeliverers to register and account for 15% GST on:Read More »
I’m always on the move, frequently abroad. Without a taxi it’s often impossible. But my experience with taxis is very mixed and unfortunately often not only positive. The vehicles are dirty and stink of cigarettes. The drivers are impolite. When I ask them to close the window or switch off the radio, I am ignored. I have to load and unload the cases myself, the credit card is refused and cash demanded. The worst is, I feel cheated, if I have already driven the route and suddenly it is a good deal dearer and who knows what happens when I don’t know the normal prices. Riding taxis around the world is like a bag of surprises, it may be great but it can also be a terrible experience with a high degree of frustration. The chances are about 50/50 and very often the main feeling is that it was simply OK.Read More »
I’m booked on the flight at 6.40 am from Dublin to Zürich. The evening before my departure the reception cannot make my bill, but as customer service they offer to wake me up. I say OK and ask for 4.45 am.
But next morning I’m already awake at 4.15 am and deal with all my mails that have arrived since yesterday evening. I am ready and prepared and wonder why the hotel telephone has not rung. At last I notice that on the telephone a light is on and a message has been left on the telephone answering machine. But the telephone didn’t ring. A special way of waking guests.Read More »
Last week, 21 June, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favour of South Dakota in the South Dakota vs. Wayfair, Inc. case, which reverses the 1992 Quill Corp vs. North Dakota ruling. The Court remanded the case to the South Dakota Supreme Court to address the matter in light of its decision. Read More »
My daughter is not in favour of a quota for women. She is still very young and naïve in these matters, I was also. I tried to explain to her why I had to change sides on this issue.Read More »
Diese Theorie suggeriert, dass die Mehrheit der Leute, die suchen unqualifizierte Ignoranten sind. Denn das oben beschriebene, passiert so gut wie nie.Read More »