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A couple of months ago, I passed by the Diesel store (an Aishti store) in downtown and purchased a jeans. Two days later, I go back to the same store to tell them that I would like the legs of the jeans to be tightened a little bit because they were too wide, their answer was that they would gladly do that after the sales period because they are too busy now. I end up buying a new jeans that needed the waist to be tightened a little bit also.

After the sales period ended, I went to the Aizone store in Beirut Souks and told them that I would like the leg of the first jeans to be tightened and the waist of the second jeans to be tightened.

A week later, I go back to pick up my jeans. To my surprise, they tightened the waist of the wrong jeans, so basically I can’t wear the jean anymore, it does not fit. I go back to the store to explain what happened, they call for the tailor to come, and he starts telling me that it is impossible for him to tighten the jeans if there was no mark on the jeans, so my answer was that I sure did not mark it, if anything, one of the employees who were taking the marks marked it. After several minutes of dispute, the tailor tells me that he can cut the jeans and put a patch on it to return it to its previous state. My answer was: If you buy a new car, and while they are driving it to you, they have an accident, will you accept them saying: we will fix it and give it for you? Of course, he had nothing to say.

At the end, we got to the conclusion that the customer service department will call me. And let me tell you something, that department at Aishti is anything but a “customer” service.

It took them a whole week to call to inquire about what happened. (As if they did not already know). Of course no one called. I pass by the store, their only answer is, we have nothing to do with it now, and it’s in the hands of the customer service. So I take the customer’s service number and call, they say that they will look into it and call back, and again, no one calls. So today I called the customer service and their response was as simple as “sorry, there is nothing we can do about it except fix it” they were so convinced that I was the one who put the mark on the jeans making it sound as if it was my mistake. I ask to speak to a supervisor, the agent’s answer was: “it will change nothing, and that she is too busy to talk to you now.”

I am a customer, and I bought a service from Aishti that was not as the minimum requires. They made a mistake, and don’t want to admit it or at least apologize for it.

Now what will happen is three things:

1- They give me a new jeans back.

2- They give me a voucher for the price I paid for the jeans.

3- I will never buy a single item from any Aishti store. (I bet they don’t care, but hey, what do you expect from such a company.)

Meanwhile, I will wait for the supervisor at the so called customer service department to find some time to call me.

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Yesterday, on March 17, 2013, and around 9:30 pm, 2 Sunni Cheikhs got beaten after the Isha Prayer on their way home by a number of outlaws. Outlaws is the least that can be said about them. Those are idiots brainwashed by their leader to do their dirty things. But this is not the point of this post. The point is that stupider people from the other sect of the Muslim religion (Sunnis) went on to start havoc in the streets of Beirut, with rumors saying that they were screaming their lungs out asking for a “Jihad”. For those who do not know, NO ONE can call for a “Jihad” except for the Mufti himself in the absence of the “Khalifa”. So those idiots will not be doing God a favor whatsoever.

Things did not stop here, the problem is that the whole country got all angry and excited about the two cheikhs being beaten labeling it as “touching the holy” that no one took notice of innocent civilians being beaten yesterday in the streets of Beirut.

A friend of mine, YZ (I will mention only his initials) got stopped on the street near Sodeco Square by a gang of armed men who asked him where he was from. When they knew from his answers that he was a “Chiite” they started to beat him, damaged his car and took his phone then left him on the street in his blood. The WORST part is that the LEBANESE ARMY were standing on the side watching this man getting beaten just because of the way he prays. Note that that man may have different political views than the ones of Hizbollah for example, but regardless, if he is a Chiite, then he is not one of them, then he is entitled to the “punishment”.

Now let me make one thing clear, I myself, am a Sunni living in Lebanon (unfortunately) and this by NO MEANS mean that I accept what those men did. And more people than you think agree with me and don’t care for the religion or sect of other people. We want to live in peace, I don’t care if my neighbor is a Sunni, a Chiite, a Catholic, a Jew or even a Buddhist. The way people pray is their issue and is none of my problem.

Politicians go on preaching about the civil war, and how we should avoid it while they are themselves the ones putting the wood in the fire to ignite it more. And by politicians, I mean ALL politicians, those from March 8 and those from March 14. All of them are preaching, but none is doing anything to stop it. And would really like from the Minister of Internal Affairs to also give orders to those who beat my friend because they are no any better than the ones who beat the two Cheikhs. Both groups deserve the highest level of punishment.

As for our dear Lebanese Army. Please, next time you see a Lebanese citizen getting beaten, please interfere and help him out, he pays your salaries with his taxes.

Finally, I would like to wish my friend a speedy recovery and wish that those who beat him are brought to justice, something that I unfortunately am losing faith in its existence in Lebanon.

On December 9th, 2012; the world of music was hit with the publishing of “Myriam Klink – Klink Revolution Clip” (please don’t have your kids or young brothers and sisters look at it); and today, I had the opportunity to have a look at it.

Allow me say that this clip is one of the WORST if not THE WORST clips I ever saw in my life. A low budget clip that has nothing to do with music whatsoever.

Now where should I start? Should I start with the private jet? Or the bride’s dress? Or the slutty army outfit with the guns? Or with those yellow heals she was wearing(probably the only nice thing about this whole clip)? Or with the abysmal dancing? Or the dreadful lingerie show?

Let me start by saying that Lebanon has always been a leader in the music industry in the Middle East. Lebanon produced the likes of Sabah, Fairouz, Majida El Roumi, Wadi El Safi and so many more. Those shaped our music history and are unfortunately looking at its destruction.

So let’s all agree on one thing, Myriam Klink is NOT a singer, not even an artist. Myriam Klink is a girl with a low self-esteem willing to do whatever is necessary in this world to have more YouTube views so she can get herself a desperate millionaire to maybe marry so she could get out of the shithole (Excuse my French) she’s living in.

The idea behind the song and the clip is to start a revolution to save Lebanon from the hands of those destroying it. What she missed is that she was destroying a fundamental part of our Lebanese heritage by even publishing this “so-called” song on YouTube.

She starts the “so-called” song by saying that she likes to sing and that she is presenting her art. For God’s sake, someone hit her on her head to wake her up from the coma she is living in, this is NOT art Myriam, and this is as close as you can get to hitting bottom rock. Then she starts repeating lyrics that don’t match, not even closely; while changing from an army outfit, to a bride’s dress. Then she starts belly dancing in her “please do me” dress to end up with a white top and matching panties.

Sorry I did not concentrate on the lyrics because I was busy with the erotic show she was putting in till I get even disgusted of the show (Yes, I’m a man, but one with manners).

Myriam Klink is not starting a revolution; if anything, she is showing the world that we need manners in Lebanon more than a political revolution to clean the country from those blood-sucking politicians.

It has been only 21 hours since the video was published and it already has more than 5000 views, so I guess you can see where we are going with it.

Unfortunately, the video will go viral, almost everyone will hate it and say what a b**ch Myriam Klink is. Nemr Bou Nassar will have a new subject to talk about, he will build on Klink to gain more audience and more followers and life will go on.

I once saw a meme comparing Justin Bieber’s Baby clip on YouTube hitting 810,176,066 views with Tupac’s California Love hitting only 35,734,213 views. The meme said “Music is Dead”.

Now I say “Music is Dead and Long Buried”.