Saturday, June 11, 2005

The Life and Times of Asmaa (for the past day)

Yesterday our car broke down on the highway. I think it was because it was really hot so the battery got fried. Anyways, so there we were after Jumuah prayer, stranded on the shoulder of the highway, drinking apple juice from those boxes (don't you love those juice boxes? Reminds me of my youth >:D). We got out of the car because we were too scared someone was going to hit us from the back - and then we would likely die. You know what was odd? People kept beeping at us when they passed. I couldn't figure out why...it's not like we were stopped on the highway to have a picnic - although that would have been nice, it was refreshingly breezy. Long story short, our car had to get towed, it was hot, it was scary. And we had to get some thingamajig replaced. Oh well. After all, TTC is "The Better Way." Hmmmph! I went to Scarborough for an interview today and it took 2 hours. I did get the job, but I don't know if it's worth the two hour commute. I'm not trying to complain. Actually, I am. I'm beginning to annoy myself (i.e. "To cause slight irritation by troublesome, often repeated acts"). The End.

8 comments:

Nauman said...

Congratulations (Mubaarak) on getting the job.

brotherhood said...

salaam :D congratz on the new job :D wats a ttc? :o

sara said...

What's the job?

Asmaa said...

"a ttc" is the "Toronto Transit Commission." :D

It's the subway/bus/streetcar system in Toronto. It's the way I get around the city. It's the way everyone gets around the city.

ah, the things we love to hate...

Asmaa said...

Sara,

It's actually a camp counsellor job with an Islamic camp for kids that are 5-12. The pay is actually pretty okay, which is surprising.

The guy that runs the camp is really cool.

destiny overture said...

Congratz on da job.

Camp counsellor eh, De perfect job 4 u. Now u can work ur reign of power on de future Muslims of Canada!

How in de world did dey tow ur car?, its de BIGGEST car I've seen Mashallah!
(sitting in ur car & seeing de new smart cars on de street, de first ting in my mind wud be '1 foot on de pedal and dere'll be smart car paste all over' :P

sara said...

Wow, that's pretty good.

Who's organizing it (organization, or this guy)?

And is it really worth the commute? What's your route?

Asmaa said...

My route:
I go to Don Mills station and then I take a bus...