Maybe it is because of the weather. But the fact is that the date says August and I feel like it should soon come. I have not been able to feel this holiday feeling you normally achieve when you rest from work over 3 weeks.
At work we were busy. I have been approached by a journalist who wants to know more about the transport business. But I smelt entrapment. The fact is that most Danes tend to close their eyes when it comes to realize how the goods they buy in shops or on the Internet gets delivered. The transport business is the only business where a firm can write off responsability when it comes to let a sub-contractor hire untrained people from the Eastern part of Europe and not pay them Danish salary.
If a Danish firm hire a firm to clean and this firm hires another firm which employs illegal workers or just do not pay their taxes, the firm who is in the top can be held responsible.
But not in the transport business so people are speaking with double standards when they ask the police and every other bullying authority to watch and punish our business. They could change the laws so our customers could be punished if we did something wrong and the business would change in a minute but the people in Denmark would start to suffer when the costs of transports would explode. Our business would properly be sold to some firm abroad and I would lose my job but then if it is that what people want, I just had to find another line of work.
I am not going to talk to anyone about our business. I work to preserve the few Danish jobs which are left in the Danish administration and we make money for our country. It is a risky business and people should appreciate what we are doing.
Over the summer I got a lot of mails. I do not know how I ended on some of the mailing list but I got some about a kind of American youth prison called Diamond Ranch Academy which is sold as a so-called therapeutic boarding school. A boarding school where they censor mails so you cannot mail and text friends and family is kind of crazy. Then to add to the top that two boys died and still they were allowed to continue is even more crazy.
Lately a family sued them because a therapist has made improper advances on their daugther. Somehow I feel that the girl should sue the parents because they decided single handed to lock the daughter up at a place where the girl was not able to call the police on the phone and alert them when it happened. Still, considerating the history of this so-called Diamond Ranch Academy, it should close down. No place where children are sent to, should be allowed to run unless each child can get unannounced visits from an external professional so dirty secrets cannot be kept within such a facility. No facility should be allowed to place their child at such a facility unless the social services or the courts approve in each single case.
Over the summer I ordered secure glass for the front window in my apartment. There was a shooting a street from my place. It was a part of the gang war. It is so bad right now that a number of embassies like the Italian and the one from United States started to warn tourists. It is not the first gang war and it will not be the last. The police use all their time protecting our borders against the threat of immigration from Africa when they are not targeting the transport business. It is very, very real threat with the immigration, I understand that. But it is not fun having to look over your shoulder to make sure that there are no gang-like dudes nearby you people would shoot at so you are hit and killed instead. Now I am safe in my apartment. Shopping and driving to work is however not fun.
I stream a lot of television and pay way too much to watch TV but that is what I use my free time on. I just got a new television which has 4K solution and I was watching the UK version of Celebrity Big Brother just because it has been raining too much for me to go outside. It was really a waste of time but getting wet is also a waste of time so I preferred the less evil. On this show they had this Jemma Lucy brat. I googled her and she actually looke beutiful in her teens. But what did her parents do? They sent her to a television show called Brat Camp where she was kind of tortured at a place called Turn-about Ranch. It was a really bad place. So bad that an 18 year old boy killed one of the guards last year.
This girl had a strong will back then and wanted to be a singer. After the ranch she waited it off until she was 18 and then she has used the time on various TV-shows while altering herself with tatoos and operations until she look nothing like the beutiful girl back then. Now she makes money on being known for nothing. So I am asking: Why did the parents not just continue to pay her what she wanted back then. Maybe she would have followed her original goal.
I had my own youth rebellion and my father was smart enough to let me live my life living with my cousin instead of dragging me off to the United States where I would have no friends partying and drinking with because it unlike was illegal to drink alcohol over there at the age I had back then. I have a job. I pay my bills. I did all that because I was allowed to act out like every other teenager. I understand that parenting can be hard, but it is really not that hard.
Well. It was a long rant about the summer I do not feel that I experienced. However the calender is not lying, so somehow it must have slipped by me. I hope I will be able to update my blog more frequently in the future.