Tuesday 25 June 2013

Have Fun With Your Billions

Some of the fun of writing a blog is to see who reads it. Well, I can't actually see who reads it, but I can get general numbers and the country that they are from.

It makes me wonder just how someone manages to stumble upon this drivel. Most of the people are from North America, but I do have a lot of page views from China, India, Malaysia, Germany, France, England and the Ukraine. I kind of would like to know who these wonderfully twisted people are. Kind of…

The last few days, someone from Qatar has been reading a few pages. To tell the truth, I didn't even know that a country named Qatar even existed, or where it existed. I have to take the blame for that and since I seem to be pretty happy then the old adage is true, ignorance is bliss. How could I not know about a whole country? Most education systems tend to be a little self centric, but the Canadian educational system is pretty good when it comes to the others who share the planet with us.
It’s possible that Qatar was mentioned during one of Mister Benskies geography classes that I was absent for. I missed a lot of his classes; well, as many as I could. I felt that he just didn't like me very much and from his point of view I was a distraction for the rest of the class. I never liked it when someone messed around when I was trying to work. So, if you are still alive Mister Benskie, I am sorry I was such a dick in your class. Sort of…
Qatar it turns out is a tiny country that is a peninsula in the Persian Gulf. Historically it has been a very poor country noted mainly for its pearl fishery. It gained independence from Britain in 1971 and shortly thereafter discovered an obscene reserve of oil underneath the arid soil. Good for you Qatar! It is the richest country in the world and I read that even the infants have a per-capita income of over 100,000.
I was going to quote a lot of statistics about Qatar, but you can read about it yourselves if you find you have an interest.  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/26/world/middleeast/emir-of-qatar-abdicates-handing-power-to-his-son.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

The cool thing to me is that it is very possible that some multi-millionaire Qatatis is reading my blog. I hope he/she likes it and that I have done nothing to offend. Don't get mad if I have offended though, because eventually I manage to offend all of my good friends. I have trouble wrapping my head around the fact that there are many millions of people out there who deserve my respect and admiration. Anyone that has been earning six figures since they were born gets my respect. I'm not kissing up in the hopes of getting some fancy bauble or a cash gift, but who am I to say no if it is offered?

I don't know who my friend in Qatar is, but welcome to the dark side. No one expects anything from you just so long as you don’t expect anything from the rest of us. I do hope that you enjoy the blog as much as I enjoy writing it and have fun with your billions. 

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