Friday, 8 February 2019

The true horror stories in modern Paris part 104

I was making a move back from Japan to Paris last week-end thus I could not update my blog.  Today I am going to make it up by writing a fairly long post.

As always the writer Christopher left a sage comment on my last post 103 that ‘compensation junkie’ would be stopped one day.  That is very likely on an individual level and the family level.  Even the company taken over by compensation junkies may be stopped albeit it will be more difficult.  However, when the plague spread nationwide…the history tells us it has happened a number of time, other nations will seize the opportunity to invade a self-weaken nation whose people have lost the will to endeavor.  Why would you want to be industrious when a bunch of social moochers are fed free while increasing your burden to support the system?  As a history buff, I read books and articles and found several traits that were common among those compensation junkies:

1)     They bend to the powerhouse like USA or the Great China.  However, to the less threatening people or nations, they become condescending and painfully discriminating.
2)     They would not fight their own battles.  They prefer to abet the powerhouse or whoever that would buy into their victim elaboration to do the dirty jobs.
3)     No respect for women.  Human trafficking by her own father was rife at a time in the history.  Far from fighting to protect their own women, they used women as their currency against the invaders.
4)     Very thin skin.  Over every trivial point their manly but fragile pride is wounded, followed by of course more compensation demands.
5)     In order to conceal the fact that they never took time to work on anything diligently they would claim that their inventions got stolen.
6)     Their own talent would die without ever being tapped in.  It is so much easier to rob the credits from others.

The last trait may be the saddest thing because the world will never know of some beautiful gifts the God has given to the mankind.  I may not be much gifted despite the kind encouragement by the author Chris who likes his book cover that I drew (He is a polite man) but, I wish to spend time on my drawing instead of pursuing Mr. Pride for compensation.  Also I have my mother to look after.  Focusing on her happiness is a much productive way to spend our limited time.  

And…there is Karma.

Nothing gives us more satisfaction than seeing the jerks get their upcommance, but it does not always come in the form of a visible punishment.  The other type of upcommance is ‘to miss out on a bigger profit’.  For instance, our Mr. Pride will get to keep his restaurant from Hell and will not be hit with my compensation claim.  Apart from all the reasons I gave you, the last reason is Mr. Pride's attitude.  His lawyer  insists that the noise test conducted by an huissier that I had to employ was rigged, reflecting his own attitude.  Mr. Pride and Mr. Honour have conspired with the authority to rig their reports.  The young man in charge delayed the noise test for many months until February, the quietest month for any restaurant, on a snowing night when there was no clients, thus no cooking.  I am actually more angry with this officer than Mr. Pride.  Anyway, it would have taken a long time if had I sued Mr. Pride for compensation.  I don't need it in my life.  I prefer to earn money back myself while economizing my expenses.

However, what Mr. Pride does not know is that I knew of a Japanese investment developer who was looking for a venue to set up a very famous restaurant that served the Imperial family in Japan.  If Mr. Pride had dreamt of owning a Michelin starred establishment, this would have been it.  Japanese chefs are darling of Michelin that Tokyo boasts far more Michelin restaurants than most other metropolitan cities in the world.    I also knew of a popular Japanese patisserie who wished to open a salon in Paris.  Even this lesser option would have been much more successful than the current restaurant from Hell.  Either of the two options would have brought ‘prestige’ to Mr. Pride.   Would I make any recommendations?

As one of the top reviewers of one famous food site, I respect chefs.  I give a good review to the restaurants where chefs are treated well because it would lead to a truly good food.  The infrastructure of Mr. Pride’s kitchen that is inconsiderate to their neighbors is not kind to the chefs who are forced to work in the kitchen from Hell either.   So Mr. Pride missed out on this golden opportunity and as the fate would have it, the developer has recently started building a super stylish venue to house this traditional Japanese institution that has stood the test of time for over hundred years in the quartier not so far from our restaurant from Hell.

I live above a Hell, but this is also the best seat to watch how this will all unfold.  Paris is intriguing indeed after all.  I nearly was killed off in an electricity accident staged by the restaurant from Hell, but the last few years in Paris has been the most intense period of my life.

To be continued.


  1. It should be interesting to see how the new restaurant works out. Mr Pride may lose all his customers. He would deserve that.

  2. Karma seems to catch up in the end, though it is much quicker on films. In the real life, it goes so slowwwwww.