Could someone explain to me why personal/hygienic products usually list Aqua in their ingredients rather than Water? Is water not exotic enough or something?

Greedy Rats / Avaraj Ratoj

Charlene teasing Crikey and Chowder with cash (don't worry; they preferred the Cheerios)

Karlina incitetas ratojn Crikey kaj Chowder per monbiletoj (ne zorgu; ili preferis la Cheerios-cerealaĵojn)

Edges of my so-far world

Ooh, ooh! My turn.

The northernmost place* I've been in the world is the Sognefjord in Norway. In North America, Edmonton, Alberta.

The southernmost place I've been in the world is Davis, California. In Europe, Provence, France.

The easternmost place I've been in the world is Serbia (either Belgrade or somewhere on the way to or from Čačak). In North America, Cape Spear, Newfoundland -- as far east as you can go!**

The westernmost place I've been in the world is Tofino, British Columbia. In Europe, London, England.

* on land; my recent flight from Frankfurt to Vancouver took me over Greenland and the high Canadian arctic.

** unless Greenland counts.

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A young fellow from Newfoundland moves to Calgary and goes to a big everything-under-one-roof department store looking for a job.

The manager says, "Do you have any sales experience?"

The kid says, "Yeah, I was a salesman back home in Newfoundland."

Well, the boss liked the kid so he gave him the job. "You start tomorrow. I'll come down after we close and see how you did."

His first day on the job was rough but he got through it. After the store was locked up, the boss came down. "How many sales did you make today?"

The kid says, "One."

The boss says, "Just one? Our sales people average 20 or 30 sales a day. You're going to have to improve considerably or look for another job! How much was the sale for?"

The kid says, "$112,237.64."

The boss says, "$112,237.64! What the hell did you sell?"

Kid says, "First I sold him a small fish hook. Then I sold him a medium fish hook. Then I sold him a larger fish hook. Then I sold him a new fishing rod. Then I asked him where he was going fishing and he said out at the lake in BC, so I told him he was gonna need a boat, so we went down to the boat department and I sold him a new bass boat. Then he said he didn't think his Honda Civic would pull it, so I took him down to the automotive department and sold him that new Ford pick-up. I asked him how long he was going to be out at the lake and after he said 5 or 6 days I took him down to the RV department and sold him a slide-in camper for the truck."

The boss says, "A guy came in here to buy a fish hook and you sold him a boat, a truck and a camper?"

Kid says, "No, he came in here to buy a box of tampons for his wife and I said, 'Well, your weekend's shot, you might as well go fishing.'"