Third Spruce Tree On The Left

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If you live in #Ontario #Canada and aren't a #lawyer you probably are not aware of the monumental battle going on right now in the province's legal circles. But you should be.

The Law Society of Ontario, #LSO, is the regulatory body for all lawyers and paralegals in the province. All of them: 57k lawyers, 10k paralegals. Uniquely, its one of the few provincial regulatory agencies with no government representation (why? because how can you litigate against the gov. if you're professionally regulated by it).

So they are entirely self-governing. And for the past few weeks they have been conducting their every-4-year LSO Bencher election. i.e. 20 lawyers from Toronto, 20 from outside and 5 paralegals who set the executive direction of the LSO. These are the benchers. Last day of voting is Friday.

What makes THIS bencher election so critical is that there are two cliques formed in LSO members. The BGGC or Bencher Good Governance Coalition... and the StopSOP or “Full Stop”. Or as I call them, the Good Guys (they even have Good in their title) and the Racist Sexist Homophobic Dickhole Lawyer Brigade, respectively.

Law is still a white old boys club

In 2016, following a report on LSO members, “Law Society of Upper Canada Challenges Faced by Racialized Licensees Working Group Final Report” (link courtesy Ontario Bar Association), the LSO discovered that female, racialized and LGBT+ members were still facing systemic bias and disadvantage in the Ontario legal profession:

The report revealed, after extensive consultations, that “notwithstanding their increase in representation, racialized lawyers face challenges in the practice of law.” In the report, racialized legal professionals described being categorized as “unskilled employees, interpreters, social workers, students or clients.” Some professionals reported being excluded from client meetings or from working on certain cases on the basis of their personal characteristics. Some expressed concern that the dominant culture of law firms felt alienating from a racialized perspective. At one extreme, some respondents “were associated with terrorism” on the basis of their countries of origin. Notably, forty percent of racialized licensees considered their ethnic or racial identity a barrier to entering the legal profession, compared with only three percent of non-racialized licensees.

Vegan Lawyer GF has told me countless stories about white, male, usually older lawyers that make me want to start punching faces. The legal profession in Ontario, all of Canada, is still very much a old straight white dudes club. And ethnicity, gender and orientation bias is very real. LGBT+ lawyer friends of hers who aren’t already open, typically will never even talk about it at work and pretend to be straight.

What kind of profession is that to work in?

So one of the recommendations of the report was to create and adhere members to a new Statement of Principles. Something like:

As a licensee of the Law Society of Upper Canada, I stand by the following principles:

A recognition that the Law Society is committed to Inclusive legal workplaces in Ontario, a reduction of barriers created by racism, unconscious bias and discrimination and better representation of Indigenous and racialized licensees in the legal professions in all legal workplaces and at all levels of seniority;

My special responsibility as a member of the legal profession to protect the dignity of all individuals, and to respect human rights laws in force in Ontario;

A commitment to  advance reconciliation, acknowledging that we are collectively responsible to support improved relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Ontario and Canada; and,

An acknowledgement of my obligation to promote equality, diversity and inclusion generally and in my behaviour towards colleagues, employees, clients and the public.

You know. “I promise not to be a racist, sexist, (hateful)phobic dickhole”. RSHD for short.

Makes total sense. As a professional engineer I take a vow not to make or build things that, or through negligence, hurt people. Doctors and nurses take a vow not to hurt people.

But I like being a racist dickhead.

Well. The racist, sexist, hateful dickhead lawyers were having non of that. And their excuse was the old standby: telling us that we have to say this obligation out loud or in writing is compelled speech. The same bullshit excuse Jordan Asshat Peterson used when whining about having to use student’s prefered pronouns, or when the Ontario College of Pyschologists says he should probably not say hateful things about transgendered people.

And no its not compelled speech. You don’t have to say it. But neither is your continued membership in this association a Charter right. So if the the association you voluntarily maintain membership in says “yeah we should all do this” and you don’t wanna, well they’re right to kick you out.

Unfortunately it turns out there were enough anti-woke RSHD StopSOP lawyers elected to the LSO bench in 2019 that after many debates and votes, they repealed the SOP requirement.

Instead, they said LSO members are expected to state their obligation to “respect the requirements of the human rights laws in force in Ontario” every year in their annual reporting to the LSO (its a thing Ontario LSO members have to do every year to keep their license).

Problem is, that’s copy/paste (actually its checking a box on a webform). Expected... but not required to. If the need to make an explicit statement of adherence to a Standard of Practice isn’t codified in your bylaws or rules of professional conduct its not enforceable is it?

You can’t bring a complaint against your boss for making offensive sexist comments to you. “Ahah! I SAID i adhered to the SOP but if you observe carefully I did not actually write that part down check the box in my LSO report, so I’m free to a sexist dickhead. Lol.”

How the hell did THAT come to pass, all the StopSOP idiots being elected benchers in 2019, you ask? VLGF says same reason Trump got elected President. These chuckleheads were so outlandishly racist, sexist, homophobic dickheads, noone thought they would actually win. So there wasn’t an organized campaign against them. And they won. Whups.

The StopSOP eats it this year

So, if you look at the BGGC website, one of the things you notice is that you have to go to their Vision page before there’s any mention of the EDI thing. And even then, its not explicit they’re going to bring back the Statement of Principals and its mandatory adherence. But their whole vision is “we strive to be better lawyers, better people”. Meanwhile, the StopSOP idiots are all anti-Woke, anti-SOP, and anti... well everything really. “We hate everything” Sound familiar?

Its a battle between “we want to be racist, sexist hateful dickheads” vs. “we would like NOT to be that.” Its as simple as that.

Lawyer Chris Horkins ( has been doing the good work and is digging into each one of the StopSOP bencher candidates (look how many are white dudes!).

These people are blatant assholes:

Chris is worth a follow (if you can stand Twitter these days), but here are a few of the good StopSOP bencher breakdowns:

  1. Kara Johnston
  2. Stéphane Sérafin
  3. Lisa Bildy (radical anti-trans
  4. Geoff Pollack (defended that BBQAnon whacko, lied about experience)
  5. Duncan J Brown

.. and his breakdown of their campaign video.

Voting results aren’t made public until voting closes, but the indications so far would indicate that the BGG Coalition is doing pretty well. They certainly have the endorsements from other Canadian legal associations:

Criminal Lawyers’ Association (CLA) Canadian Defence Lawyers (CDL) Arab Canadian Lawyers Association (ACLA) Association des juristes d'expression française de l'Ontario (AJEFO) Association of Community Legal Clinics of Ontario (ACLCO) Black Female Lawyers’ Network (BFLN) Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL) Canadian Hispanic Bar Association (CHBA) Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association (CMLA) Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (Ontario) (FACL Ontario) Filipino Canadian Lawyers' Network Group of Racialized (Ontario) Women Litigators (GROWL) Huron Law Association ITLNCA NetworkS Mental Health Legal Committee (MHLC) National GC Network Korean Canadian Lawyers Association  Roundtable of Legal Diversity Associations (RODA) Society of United Professionals (Legal Aid Ontario local) South Asian Bar Association (SABA) South West Region Women's Law Association (SWRWLA) Women General Counsel Canada Women’s Law Association of Ontario (WLAO) Young Women in Law (YWL) Ontario Trial Lawyers’ Association The Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers Thats... like all of them.

Meanwhile, StopSOP has just two of note. You guessed it, Jordan Asshat Peterson:

The other is Conrad Black. lol.

The LSO Bencher isn’t getting much press, which is a shame. Except in Frank magazine (sorry, I lifted the paywalled article).

So if you’re not a lawyer or paralegal in Ontario, there’s not much you can do. But if you KNOW an Ontario lawyer or paralegal, remind them to go vote ok? Cause otherwise our province’s law society will be run for another 4 years by racist, sexist, hateful-phobic dickheads and I dunno about you but I don’t want that.

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This is one of my favourite pictures. I was sitting with my parents a few years ago at breakfast and we were talking about the house and childhood homes. I knew that my dad (1949) grew up in the east end of Toronto and that his father was had been a butcher at Dominion. His mother and aunt had owned and run the flower shop they had inherited from their father. After high school (at Riverdale Collegiate) was over in the afteroons, dad would drive over to the flower shop and make deliveries.

Curious about that I asked where the flower shop had been. The corner of Main and Danforth. Up popped this picture, courtesy of Beach Metro Community News, David Van Dyke and the Toronto Beaches Branch Public Library. “This look familiar?” I asked as I slid the tablet over. “That’s it.” he smiled, and then he laughed.

Main and Danforth is today the eastern terminus of the 306 Dundas/College/Gerrard streetcar line, and there’s a turn-loop just north of Danforth behind that building. Back then, before the Bloor subway line #2 was completed in 1966, streetcars turned right to run along Danforth.

In the picture you can see the yellow and green sign of Hammett’s Florists just peeking out behind the turning Presidents' Conference Committee streetcar. “See the man standing on the street corner watching the world going by like he owns the place?” Yeah? “Pretty sure that’s my dad.”

Everyday, after his shift at the meat counter at the Pick-N-Pay a few blocks down (before Dominion bought the chain out and moved him to the Mammoth Dominion at Danforth Rd.), grandpa would walk down to grandma’s flower shop, and wait for her and her sister to close up shop for the day. Standing on the street corner, hand on his hip like that, just watch’n the world pass by. Then they’d walk the dozen or so blocks home to Woodbine and Gerrard.

The corner of Danforth and Main today

Today the flower shop is long gone. There’s still a pharmacy there next to a schwarma joint. Regal Furs is gone, but the Giffen-Mack funeral home is still there.

I don’t know why this photo tickles me so. Grandma passed when I was 2 or 3 and grandpa passed only a few years later. I never really got to know them very well. I think its just neat connecting that way through an old photo.

Shortly after discovering this photo, I posted it to /r/Toronto on Reddit. One of the commenters was a second cousin who has the flower shop sign on their back porch. :)

Hammetts Florists sign

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Names and emails (even Sumit’s) have been redacted to protect the innocent and the guilty. But you know who you are.

Who is Sumit B?

If you were to ask anyone who was employed at Blackberry on November 7th, 2011 this question there will most likely be a confused look on their face, like why do I know that na- and then they’ll jump up with a gleam in their eye and exclaim Of course I know who Sumit B. IS! He’s the guy.. the guy from the Reply-All thing!

Mistaken Reply-Alls to company-wide distribution lists have been happening pretty much since the invention of email. But Blackberry – or RIM, Research In Motion, is the company that invented mobile email, getting emails on your phone. You would think that they, of all companies, would be immune to the curse of company wide reply-all. And yet, Blackberry, like everywhere else, is staffed by humans, and humans are not perfect.

The saga of November 7th begins with a simple benign email. It was Sumit B’s first day at Blackberry and he needed to be added to some distribution lists. Easy enough for Sumit’s boss, Ed:

**From:** Ed  
**Sent:** Monday, November 7, 2011 4:18 PM  
**To:** Sumit B.; SAP CAB <>; SAP Team <>; SAP Functional Team DL; OCS2007USERSDL 
**Subject:** Sumit B.

Please add Sumit B. to your DLs

Now Ed there had a law degree and a PhD – in philosophy, but whatever – but that doesn’t grant the insight to send this email to the owners of those distribution lists... and NOT the members of those distribution lists.

Blackberry at the time was kindof of an “everything goes, whatever it takes” free for all. And this damn the torpedoes full steam ahead attitude was pervasive everywhere. Red tape and beuaracracy was loathed by everyone. We were busy inventing the future, can’t let some rules hold us back. Plus, noone wanted to be in the room delivering bad news to Jim Balsillie or Mike (Lazaridis) that some critical project was late because of an IT hold up.

In those days, if you needed a second monitor – heck, why not a new laptop – all you had to do was rock up to the 24/7 helpdesk in Building 4 at the corner of Philip and Columbia and ask. They’d scan your employee badge and out you walk with whatever you came for; supposedly your department got billed for it, but noone ever knew for sure. Money just wasn’t a concern – yet.

So a pesky thing like email distribution list control wasn’t going to be a blocker. If you thought YOUR team DL needed to receive emails from some OTHER DL, you sent in a ticket and your DL was added to the other DL’s recipient list no questions asked. In fact depending on who you were in the pecking order and what IT permissions you had, you could just do it yourself. So, depending on what DLs were added as recipients to what other DLs, and to what DLs an email were sent to, you could be sending to quite a few individuals.

Blackberry at the time had 19,000 employees. The four lists that Ed sent that email to had thousands of people on them. Everyone I knew in the engineering division got that email. What the hell is OCS2007 and why was I getting this email? (the dist. lists are now “EVERYONE”)

Seven minutes later Syed just wanted to let Ed know of his error:

**From:** Syed
**Sent:** Monday, November 7, 2011 4:25 PM  
**To:** Ed; Sumit B.; EVERYONE
**Subject:** Re: Sumit B. 

Hi I'm wrong syed  
Syed G.

Bryan and Carl saw what was about to happen and tried to put their fingers in the dike. By reply-alling but sending to the DLs via bcc, they’d get their msgs to the top of everyone’s inboxes “occluding” the first ones:

**From:** Bryan
**Sent:** Monday, November 7, 2011 4:26 PM  
**To:** Ed; Sumit B.  
**Subject:** Re: Sumit B. 

Removing all DLs by BCC.
From: Carl
Sent: Monday, November 7, 2011 4:26 PM  
To: Syed G.; Ed; Sumit B.; EVERYONE 
Subject: Re: Sumit B. 

\-removing OCS 2007 users

Ok, Bryan was trying to help, Carl was just looking out for his own. Fuck those SAP guys.

But it was too late. By now Blackberry phones across the Waterloo RIM campus and around the world were vibrating and beeping exclaiming the joyous arrival of Sumit B.:

**From:** Sumit S.
**Sent:** Monday, November 7, 2011 4:27 PM  
**To:** Syed G.; Ed; Sumit B.; EVERYONE
**Subject:** Re: Sumit B. 

I'm wrong Sumit J :)
**From:** YanZ  
**Sent:** Monday, November 7, 2011 4:27 PM  
**To:** Syed G.; Ed; Sumit B.; EVERYONE 
**Subject:** Re: Sumit B. 

Me too. I'm wrong Yan.
**From:** VesaK  
**Sent:** Monday, November 7, 2011 4:29 PM  
**To:** Sumit S.; Syed G.; Ed; EVERYONE
**Subject:** Re: Sumit B. 

I am wrong everything.
**From:** MichaelM
**Sent:** Monday, November 7, 2011 4:27 PM  
**To:** Ed; Sumit B.; EVERYONE
**Subject:** Re: Sumit B. 

I don't think this is for me.

Some thought if they could.. just.. get through to everyone they could get it to stop:

**From:** FrancesL
**Sent:** Monday, November 7, 2011 4:29 PM  
**To:** YanZ; Syed G.; Ed; Sumit B.; EVERYONE 
**Subject:** Re: Sumit B. 

Let's not start this...  
Stop replying to all!!  
You are spamming 100's of people.

**From:** MonicaC
**Sent:** Monday, November 7, 2011 4:32 PM  
**To:** YanZ; Syed G.; Ed; Sumit B.; EVERYONE 
**Subject:** Re: Sumit B. 

Hi there, you are copying half of the company J

**From:** NickS
**Sent:** Monday, November 7, 2011 4:33 PM  
**To:** KennyC; Syed G.; Ed; Sumit B.; EVERYONE 
**Subject:** \*\*\* STOP REPLYING \*\*\* Sumit B.

Clearly an error. Please stop replying to all.

Randy knows to bcc properly and tells it like it is:

**From:** RandyB
**Sent:** Monday, November 7, 2011 4:32 PM  
**To:** YanZ; Syed G.; Ed; Sumit B.  
**Subject:** Re: Sumit B. 


You can find DL owners in the GAL!!!!!

I find it hard to believe this is the first time any of you have used Outlook before.  Have some common courtesy, please!

Jason at the IT desk does it right too, but Im not exactly sure it helps anything:

**From:** IT Service Desk <>  
**Sent:** Monday, November 7, 2011 4:35 PM  
**Subject:** Re: Sumit B. 

This email thread was sent to the wrong DL in error by the original user.  Please disregard the thread.

Blackberry Hub (the inbox on Blackberries) didn’t “thread” conversations like Outlook did, the latest just popped to the top of your inbox. Now the people who haven’t been paying attention for the last couple of hours minutes get involved as they look at the top msg on their devices... even Kenny from the future.

From: KennyC
Sent: Monday, November 07, 2011 05:25 PM  
To: Syed G.; Ed; Sumit B.; EVERYONE  
Subject: Re: Sumit B.   
I have no idea why this mail was sent to me either.

**From:** AJ
**Sent:** Monday, November 7, 2011 4:32 PM  
**To:** KennyC; Syed G.; Ed; Sumit B.; EVERYONE 
**Subject:** Re: Sumit B. 

I too am confused...  

Sent from my BlackBerry Torch  

I found out the next day, having lunch with a friend in the IT department, the IT peeps had seen the spike in traffic and been on top of it after the first few replies were sent to ten thousand mailboxes. They had the Exchange folks put a rule in place that /dev/null’d any message with Sumit B’s name in it. But because the Blackberry infrastructure pushed emails to devices, there was no way to claw it back unlike with traditional mailbox services. So the first dozen responses from Blackberry mobiles squeaked through before the Exchange rule was put in place – and then were themselves pushed to everyone’s Blackberry mobile.

The damage trickled in for the next hour or so.

**From:** PaulG
**Sent:** Monday, November 7, 2011 4:38 PM  
**To:** Ed; Sumit B.; EVERYONE 
**Subject:** Re: Sumit B. 

Is this a virus? Not again!!!!!
**From:** StanJ
**Sent:** Monday, November 7, 2011 4:41 PM  
**To:** RickyG; VesaK; Sumit S.; Syed G.; Ed; Sumit B.; EVERYONE 
**Subject:** Re: Sumit B. 

STOP THIS!!!!!!!!!

**From:** HsiaoP
**Sent:** Monday, November 7, 2011 4:41 PM  
**To:** StanJ; RickyG; VesaK; Sumit S.; Syed G.; Ed; Sumit B.; EVERYONE 
**Subject:** Re: Sumit B. 

Please stop this!!!

**From:** AnnH
**Sent:** Monday, November 7, 2011 4:40 PM  
**To:** ElayneC; KennyC; Syed G.; Ed; Sumit B.; EVERYONE  
**Subject:** Re: Sumit B. 

Je suis confus?

Some people just couldn’t help but be smartasses:

**From:** AsifN
**Sent:** Monday, November 7, 2011 4:40 PM  
**To:** MiguelH; VesaK; Sumit S.; Syed G.; Ed; Sumit B.; EVERYONE  
**Subject:** Re: Sumit B. 

I am the right Asif.

From: MiguelH
Sent: Monday, November 07, 2011 5:30 PM  
To: VesaK; Sumit S.; Syed G.; Ed; Sumit B.; EVERYONE 
Subject: Re: Sumit B. 

I just thought I'd follow suit.
Hey everybody. What's up.


Others turned to social commentary:

**From:** KenD
**Sent:** Monday, November 7, 2011 4:38 PM  
**To:** MiguelH; VesaK; Sumit S.; Syed G.; Ed; Sumit B.; EVERYONE  
**Subject:** Re: Sumit B. 

This activity is par for the course today. :(

**From:** DanielS
**Sent:** Monday, November 7, 2011 4:39 PM  
**To:** EdF; VesaK; Sumit S.; Syed G.; Ed; Sumit B.; EVERYONE  
**Subject:** Re: Sumit B. 


**From:** JustinM
**Sent:** Monday, November 7, 2011 4:40 PM  
**To:** SteveP; Ed; Sumit B.; EVERYONE 
**Subject:** Re: Sumit B. 

Epic fail...  
Sent from my BB

**From:** TonyaK
**Sent:** Monday, November 7, 2011 4:40 PM  
**To:** StefanC; NiravR; Syed G.; Ed; EVERYONE  
**Subject:** Re: Sumit B. 

Unsubscribe please

.. while others just want to watch the world burn:

**From:** NathanH
**Sent:** Monday, November 7, 2011 4:38 PM  
**To:** Ed; Sumit B.; EVERYONE 
**Subject:** Re: Sumit B. 


**From:** MizaelM
**Sent:** Monday, November 7, 2011 4:39 PM  
**To:** BarbM; MichaelS; YanZ; Syed G.; Ed; Sumit B.; EVERYONE
**Subject:** Re: Sumit B. 

Bump! Please don't reply to all

Meanwhile Craig, having seen that they had gotten the Asif, Sumit, Vesa and Yan situations sorted out, wanted to clarify:

**From:** CraigG  
**Sent:** Monday, November 7, 2011 4:43 PM  
**To:** YanZ; Syed G.; Ed; Sumit B.; EVERYONE 
**Subject:** Re: Sumit B. 

While I am the best Craig in the place I think I might be wrong as well.  But still right.

At 4:43, the last email BINGED its way into everyone’s inbox. But not before:

**From:** Mike Lazaridis <>  
**Sent:** Monday, November 7, 2011 4:40 PM  
**To:** Ed; Sumit B.; EVERYONE 
**Subject:** Re: Sumit B. 

Please remove me from this DL.  
Mike Lazaridis  

Mambella’s Italian Deli and Cafe was one of the few commercial tenants in the vicinity of Columbia and Albert Streets in Waterloo that wasn’t Research in Motion. Being so convenient to some seven thousand RIM employees, it was a popular RIM lunch spot. The Mambella’s staff were always overhearing the latest “RIM news” being discussed while they made paninis.

The next day the letter sign outside read:

Yeah, but did Sumit B. ever get added to those DLs?

Sumit B. Eats For Free at Mambella’s

Ed got his MBA, did some time on Wall Street and now teaches at Conestoga College. Sumit B. works in hi-tech still and very obviously has gone to great lengths to expunge all mention of his tenure at RIM from his LinkedIn profile because I’m sure he gets asked “say.. did you ever happen to work at Blackberry...” quite a bit.

And the rest of us got laid off. But we still tell the tale of the day Sumit B came to Research In Motion.

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I already have a #WordPress blog (I won't link it cause it won't be around for long). I pay $84 CDN/year (these were as of when I signed up) for the Starter plan. Another $36 for ad-free. You're already indulging me in reading the whack ramblings I put on here, I'm not gonna make you scroll past ads for bro supplements and penis pills. And then, I pay another $26 for domain registration/mapping.

WordPress has many features, but I use very few of them. I don't care about monetization, and neither am I expecting a million views a week, so I don't need an Azure cluster and a load-balancing content delivery network.

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So what DO you want?

I want to write stuff. I want it to be out there. I want to have drafts that kick around until Im ready to publish them. I want to customize my CSS stylesheet. I want basic formatting, nothing too special. Host images with it, not just reference by it. Integration with the #Fediverse, but only so my content shows up there. Maybe someone (mostly just me) can follow it, and I can boost or reference it. I'm not looking for comments on my blog (yet.)

Most importantly, get my stuff in my own hands. Host it myself. Not have to be held captive by anyone else.

Stuff I don't need, want, or care about

  • monetization – I have a day job, I write for fun
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I've had email since the 80s. Spam has always been a thing. Most of the time its worthless. Sometimes its very, very good and makes me laugh.

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My girlfriend's father John is an archtypal narcissist; everything is about him. He also tends to be racist, sexist and occasionally homophobic.

These are his stories.

Hashtags: #narcissim #narcissists

From: John

Subject: Somewhere Over The Rainbow

I've just been listening to Judy Garland singing this amazing song on an LP I bought recently called "Greatest Hits of the 1930s." While I was listening to it, I suddenly remembered something that you might not know: Your cousin COUSIN1 sang it for you on your naming day, accompanied by me on the piano. I also remember envying COUSIN1, because all she had to do was stay on tune and in time with me, both of which she did very well. I was envying her because the song is sheer HELL to play on the piano. It has chords in it that are really, really hard to get your fingers around. BTW, I'm pretty sure there was a program printed out saying who was doing what that day. I don't have a copy, but I wouldn't be surprised if your mother does. Maybe you do too. :)

From: Me
Subject: FW: Fwd: Somewhere Over The Rainbow

As an uninterested party, I do rather enjoy reading her father’s emails. 
The more you read it, the more layers of narcissism you unwrap... like an Narcissonion.
Anyway COUSIN1. You were like... 8, so you are probably old enough to remember how tough this was for your uncle to accompany you on that day. 😊

And most of us would say “oh hey, did you know that”. Instead, he says “, I suddenly remembered something that you might not know:” Simultaneously he condescends AND makes it about him! Its a narcissist double word score! He’s off the fucking chain!

To: Me
Subject: Re: FW: Fwd: Somewhere Over The Rainbow

I do remember this!
Narcissonion is amazing and should be trademarked.  

NarcissonionTM – is only $1200 away. Kickstarter to be announced.

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My girlfriend's father John is an archtypal narcissist; everything is about him. He also tends to be racist, sexist and occasionally homophobic.

These are his stories.

From: John
To: Sister #1, Sister #2
Subject: What's in a Name?

Henry Ford hated Jews. Guess they'll have to name their vehicles something else lest they offend more snowflakes. Edsel, maybe?

From: Sister #2
To: John
cc: Sister #1
Subject: Re: What's in a Name?

There is a societal revolution happening around the world that is our generation's continuation of the Civil Rights movement. We have been royally fucked by the generations before us because of shortsighted policies that privilege the white, the elite and the billionaires and have created extreme disparities along racial and economic lines. People are standing up to this reality like your generation did in the 60s. The world needs to change if my son is going to grow up in a world....that exists. If you think this is about snowflakes then think again.
From: Sister #1
To: John
cc: Sister #2
Subject: Re: What's in a Name?

Hey Dad, remember the (multiple, sooooo multiple) times I've asked you to please stop sending me emails that directly insult me and my values? K thx bye.

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My girlfriend's father John is an archtypal narcissist; everything is about him. He also tends to be racist, sexist and occasionally homophobic.

These are his stories.

Hashtags: #narcissism #narcissists

We were talking about unconditional love from pets the other day...

That’s timely, because one of the (many) ridiculous things Dad said to Sister#2 when she was with him is that the great thing about kids is that they love you unconditionally no matter what.

But then also proceeded to talk about how when his mom died he wasn’t sad and didn’t do anything for her because he didn’t love her because she wasn’t very good at loving him.

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My girlfriend's father John is an archtypal narcissist; everything is about him. He also tends to be racist, sexist and occasionally homophobic.

These are his stories.

Hashtags: #narcissism #johntales

From: John
Subject: Your Christmas cards
To: Sister #1, Sister #2

I know that parents are supposed to make sacrifices for their children, but you two are far beyond the stage of needing me to hold your hands when we're crossing the street, no matter how good it might feel on my part to do so, even now. So, here's my tale of woe of the suffering I went through to get your Christmas cards in the mail to you today.

The tale began this morning when I went onto the Internet to find out when the Local Mall near our house opened. Happily, I was sold that the mall's "extended holiday hours" included opening at 9:30 instead of the usual 11. But when I got there at 10, lo and behold it was closed--not to open until 11. GRRRRR!
A few hours later, I tried again. This time the mall was indeed open, so I hurried in, hoping there wouldn't be too many people in front of me at the Big Chain bookstore where I was intending to buy each of you a Big Chain gift certificate. Down the main aisle of the mall I went, looking in amazement at all the blank, empty spaces where stores used to be. Included in those closures was the Big Chain Book store, closed, I was told, a few months ago. GRRRRR again!

Down to the Drug Mart I then went, where I took out the Christmas cards to you that I had already addressed and stamped and put into them the money that I had intended to use to pay for the gift certificates that I couldn't buy at the store that wasn't there anymore in the mall that hadn't been open when it was supposed to be. Then I asked the clerk at the in-store Post Office there if the postage on the cards was right (which it was), asked her to put some tape on the envelopes (which she did), and left the cards for her to put into the mail slot. And left the goddamned Local Mall, which now is looking more like a shoppers' battlefield after a particularly bloody war than anything else.

SO, ladies! Your Christmas cards are wending their way to you as I write, complete with bills on the realm inside them. PLEASE tell me when you get them to alleviate my worrying about them. 
And please don't wonder if I don't love you if I'm willing to put myself through all that misery for you. And to all a good night!



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