Dealing With Setbacks in Life

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Re: Dealing With Setbacks in Life

Post by Smith1776 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:23 pm

Just an update for you, my Internet friends.

My defence package was finally completed by my lawyer and myself and has been sent in. That part is done. A big weight of paperwork is off my shoulders. We'll see what the results are soon.

I went in to see ICBC today. A couple setbacks.

First, due to clerical error, it appears there has been an improper debt outstanding on my file for a while now. One of my tickets (which I had paid for), has been deemed long overdue because some boneheaded person didn't enter my file number correctly. Fortunately I kept the paper invoice. However, it's unclear what impact this may have had on my credit score in interim.

Second, due to a similar foul up, my suspension hasn't officially started until TODAY. So that entire month of me not driving since I started this thread? Yup, that hasn't counted for squat. I'm beyond irate.

I'm trying my best to use this time as constructively as possible. One of my heroes, Bruce Lee, injured his back so badly that it made him bedridden for some 6 months. No martial arts. No working out. Nothing. He turned that stumbling block into a stepping stone by reading and writing prolifically.

I'm trying to do something similar by taking this suspension time to accelerate the completion of my computer science studies.

I hope everyone else is having a better start to 2020! :o
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Re: Dealing With Setbacks in Life

Post by dualstow » Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:11 pm

Crazy!
I had something similar happen to me with city taxes once.
I suddenly have a strange craving for unagi.
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Re: Dealing With Setbacks in Life

Post by pugchief » Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:18 pm

Gotta love the government and their efficiency. :P
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Re: Dealing With Setbacks in Life

Post by Smith1776 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:15 pm

dualstow wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:11 pm
Crazy!
I had something similar happen to me with city taxes once.
I suddenly have a strange craving for unagi.
I am seriously considering moving to Alberta when this is done and through.

Lower cost of living, and I actually know quite a few people who live there now through some happenstance.

And now that I'm focusing a bit more on singing and stand up comedy rather than acting, there's less reason for me stay here in Hollywood North.
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Re: Dealing With Setbacks in Life

Post by technovelist » Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:06 am

Smith1776 wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:15 pm
dualstow wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:11 pm
Crazy!
I had something similar happen to me with city taxes once.
I suddenly have a strange craving for unagi.
I am seriously considering moving to Alberta when this is done and through.

Lower cost of living, and I actually know quite a few people who live there now through some happenstance.

And now that I'm focusing a bit more on singing and stand up comedy rather than acting, there's less reason for me stay here in Hollywood North.
Hopefully not northern Alberta. I knew a guy who lived in High Level, and one day his propane heat wouldn't work. It turned out that the reason was that it was too cold outside for propane to boil. Brrr!
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Re: Dealing With Setbacks in Life

Post by Smith1776 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:22 pm

https://www.citynews1130.com/2020/01/23 ... vancouver/

Uber and Lyft approved in Vancouver. It looks like my plight might not be so bad in the future.

More competition in ride hailing. Harry Browne would be proud.
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Re: Dealing With Setbacks in Life

Post by dualstow » Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:46 pm

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