Counter-sabotage security measures
I don’t do lineups at all well, where money is involved. If I’m standing behind you wearing Speedo shorts when you’re checking out of the Lounge at Veranda on the River and you proceed upon hearing the total to indulge in the convenience of a lengthy cash transaction, I’m going to bore holes into the back of your head with my eyes and call you names. It’s the 21st century. Use a card with a PIN.
Not to mention the dubious dresscode, especially Rule #41.
The clothes of the restaurant guest must be clean and tidy. There are no special stylistic advantages.
WARNING! It is forbidden to enter the restaurant in untidy, torn or dirty clothes.
Entry is also prohibited in sports clothes:
- on weekdays,
- on Saturday after 18:00.
It is strictly forbidden to enter the territory of the restaurant in sports shorts, t-shirts and Vietnamese pants.
Entrance to the restaurant is prohibited with torn or dirty shoes.
Actually, no. Ukraine’s failure to get its forced conscription act together has been common knowledge long before the start of the Great War. The first three defense ministers under Z since 2019 — Zahorodniuk, Taran, Reznikov — didn’t fix it, and it’s an open question whether Umerov — the fourth — wants to, can or will.
The only way to make things better – short of re-razing Veranda on the River and cleaning up the Dnipro so that more beavers swim there again2 – is to dwell on the positive, count your blessings, and know that Venediktova has been gaining a ton of weight since her appointment as ambassador to Switzerland.
Finally, this not very reassuring update on border talks in the Senate in exchange for not being genocided by Russia: