The week in re(ar)view
Four ambulances have been put into service this week to bring about a change. With about 2400 patients being treated each day, 4 is slightly better than zero. With a minimum rent for a trip fixed at Tk 300, the microbuses still have no good DVD player.
The online crush
Further online traffic continues with Bangladesh Railway launching electronic ticketing service. Using Grameenphone's "Mobitaka" service, rail passengers will be able to book or purchase electronic railway tickets 10 days prior to their travel using mobile phones. This is to ease up the human shuffle at queues. Customers can book or purchase tickets through the cell phone and receive a number with which they can collect the actual hard copy from the train station. And that means queuing up all over again. The mobile phone service provider will charge Tk 20 for availing each seat.
Some death and morbidity
Ostriches at RAJUK
It seems RAJUK is run by ostriches in disguise, something our Resident Conspiracy Theorist (RCT) has always stated. Their motto: When in trouble, bury head in sand. And considering the widespread encroachment, there's now plenty of sand on the lakeshores.
Interestingly, Rajuk itself endorsed creation of such plots over the years with approval of government high-ups at different times.
By Mood Dude and Someone
Lovin' With Dr. Lovelove
I come back from a 5-day work trip from the States, trying to help Ms. Lewinsky and Mrs. Clinton bond over their mutual grievances, and THIS is what I get? Apparently, some lesser than less than mediocre writers (I do not recall their names, Dhoni Something and Ero Sanya, I think) have unleashed their hate towards the Doctor. I bless these people at the RS with my presence, but I see my benevolence gets me nowhere. But worst was seeing my followers turn their backs on me. I help them every week with their puny, pathetic little lives…I must shake my head. I knew that the newer generation had no respect left. But this was low even for their own standards.
I can never be that mushy-gushy romantic girl with any guy, especially not with him, but it hurts a lot when I see other girls flirting with him. He knows about my feelings, but he does not feel the same way for me. However, he doesn't even let me break every sort of relation with him either. As I pointed out first, he certainly is my closest friend, this friendship does mean a lot to me and until now I used to think that between love and friendship, I'd gladly choose to remain as friends if the alternative meant losing him forever. But things are getting too complex these days… Do you think he'd call me a fake if I do eventually hook up with someone? Or should I try to be an evil mastermind and drive all his friends/girlfriends away? I personally prefer the last one by the way, but as it is a matter of 'life and death', I decided to rather rely on a professional's judgment. Hoping to hear from you soon, before my stock of tissues runs out...
Here's what I believe (hence, it must be true): A girl and a guy, if they're attracted to each other, can never truly be friends. A platonic relationship between members of the opposite sex is an urban myth, an urban myth that mostly girls believe. But guys, they know otherwise. See, as far as I can see, he is a selfish tool, who just wants to use you, regardless of what you feel and being a girl (i.e. stupid and incapable), of course you fail to see that. I'm assuming what you feel is not due to how good he is, but rather because of constantly being close to him. (I am also assuming inferior beings such as yourself have the capability to feel.) So, here's the solution: let that idiot rot in the dust. Leave him; don't talk to him, about him, etc. Pretend he doesn't exist. Now, one of two things might happen. One, and there is more chance of this happening, because, c'mon, you're no looker, or else he'd be with you. And believe me, there are finer specimens for him to choose from. As for the jealousy, you'll get over it when you realise you're not important to him. Or anyone for that matter. And two, he will realize how much he misses you yadda yadda and come running back to you. Don't hold your breath. Remember, no matter what he does, don't go back to him unless your terms are fully met. You won't be happy otherwise. Heck, you won't even be happy with him. He's an idiot. And he's a guy, and trust me, men don't think with their brains when it comes to women. So he won't think anything of you.
P.S.: Do you even know who I am? Am I not grand? The most benevolent? The Great One? Of course I'm not single. But I don't mind some action on the side.
Disclaimer: To all those who hate-hate Love love's views; the RS dosn't endorse them. This is a humour column, and not to be taken seriously
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Word on our last issue:
Ahmed Saquif Alam Anough: Tell you what? Hatehate was ten times better than Lovelove! (They) really blasted your Doc apart! Anyway 'Genius in the family' was awesome too!
Redwan Hossain: Tolerating one Lovelove isn't bad enough, now we have an anti-Lovelove to bug us. Just kidding! You guys (Ero Senin and Don Khan) have always got our attention (not to mention other writers in RS as well). I liked the writing by Anarchist Kitten and Ahsan Sajid, but was surprised as to why Alvin and the Chipmunks didn't make the cut for the Top 8 fictional bands. No doubt the furry chipmunks were quite popular when the cartoon was aired on Cartoon Network.
Klanty Islam: I really, really liked 'Genius in the Family'. It was really awesome. I am completely mesmerised by this article.
Zarin Khushnud: This week was okay. I liked the opinion about subjects because I'm about to choose my O'level subjects next week, and it was quite a good help! Thank you RS! Love you
Tania Hossain Firoz: I'm flattered AND confused. my nano tale was printed this week and the last. If I had known about this nano situation I would've been more than glad to submit a new one for this week :)
An honest mistake. Sorry about that, on hectic Sundays and Mondays, when we're yelling at the writers for not delivering and getting yelled at in return, things sometimes get overlooked. Thanks for your vigilance!
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