Arhiva Categoriei: Parerea mea

Mar
27
2008
English VersionCui nu-i plac cadourile?Raspunsul este: celui dezamagit. Asa cum mi s-a intamplat mie. Am participat la un chestionar telefonic condus de redactia unei reviste pentru femei (nu dau nume, dar alte fete care se regasesc in acest mesaj sigur vor intelge despre ce revista este vorba). Este o revista pe care o citesc regulat si la ale carei concursuri particip. Subiectul chestionarului a fost parerea mea vis-à-vis de cadourile oferite alaturi de ea. Am fost sincera in raspunsurile mele, deoarece doresc sa primesc lucruri de calitate pentru banii mei. Zilele trecute am primit prin curierat cadoul promis in schimbul participarii la chestionar: o geanta si un DVD. Mare surpriza: DVD-ul il aveam, la fel si geanta, dar in alta culoare. De ce? Pentru ca citesc revista, o cumpar lunar, la fel si cadourile care vin cu ea. Lucru pe care cei de la redactie il stiau, era chiar o intrebare in chestionar: Cat de des cititi revista. Ma mira faptul ca si-au reciclat cadourile care nu s-au vandut in lunile trecute si nu s-au gandit ca cititoarele revistei au deja acele cadouri. Sau poate s-au gandit, dar nu le-a pasat sau au crezut ca avem nevoie de mai multe exemplare din acelasi lucru. (more…)
Raspunsul este: celui dezamagit. Asa cum mi s-a intamplat mie. Am participat la un chestionar telefonic condus de redactia unei reviste pentru femei (nu dau nume, dar alte fete care se regasesc in acest mesaj sigur vor intelge despre ce revist
Jan
31
2008
driving in Romania Driving on the roads of Romania is an extreme sport. You have to have a strong heart and a huge attention span for it. One thing is certain: being so close to accidents on a daily basis, it makes you appreciate life more when you get home safely at the end of the day. My country has only 2 (two) speedways: Bucharest-Pitesti and Bucharest-Constanta. The rest of the roads are at God's mercy: big pits, garbage, blocked lanes. Carriages, cows, sheep or drunken bikers are part of the scenery too. Not to mention the attitude of the other traffic participants: rude, inexperienced, always in a hurry. I mean, who wouldn't want an off-road driving experience on the way to work and back? The government's efforts to repair the road are too small comparing to the problems. At this point, trying to resolve to roads problem is not enough anymore. A foreigner driver in Romania will find driving on these roads very challenging. An optimistic attitude and patience are a must because the problems and surprises are all over the road. Only your attitude will make the difference between a good and a bad driver day. Driving on Romania's roads is a luck-test in itself: you find out how lucky you are being avoided by bad drivers. So start praying before you get in the car and thank your Guardian Angel when you arrive with no incidents at destination. I love driving, especially when I'm in no rush. While waiting for the green light, it got me thinking -- regarding the state of the roads, everything should be public information. On a dedicated web site you should find detailed information about which roads are in construction, who's responsible for the repairs, time dead-lines and budget - after all, is the public money being spend. Also, a radio station with traffic information and music for the road will be very useful for long distances. Bottom line: driving in Romania is never boring and is a constant source of stories to tell around a camp fire. Driving successfully in Romania is good practice for driving anywhere in this world. What are your opinions or experiences on driving in Romania? Got any funny stories about it? Share with us
Driving on the roads of Romania is an extreme sport. You have to have a strong heart and a huge attention span for it. One thing is certain: being so close to accidents on a daily basis, it makes you appreciate life more when you get home safely at