life rattle show no. 1187

Presented on Sunday, January 15, 2012


Hosted by Virginia Ashberry


Sultan Ameerali reading his story
"Crap Lobby"

tonight's Show

Tonight, Life Rattle No. 1187, features one deliciously long story by Sultan Ameerali.

Ameerali writes about what he refers to as bottom feeder jobs: convenience store clerks, assembly line food handlers and now, security guards. Tonight’s story, “Crap Lobby,” is a longer piece for Ameerali. It is a hilarious dark urban comedy that takes us behind the scenes on an overnight shift for two security guards in a downtown office tower. The narrator deals with crap at work, then storms off home, to deal with even more there.

Tonight's story is a sort of transitional story between Ameerali’s mostly humorous interpretations and his darker, introspective side that we will hear from next week.

Sultan Ameerali was born in Toronto in 1977, the third of four boys. His father’s work as a civil engineer took the Ameerali family to Saudi Arabia when Sultan was two. They stayed in Saudi Arabia for 5 years before returning to Scarborough. After graduating from U of T in math and physics, Ameerali then switched to journalism at Centennial College.

Please be advised that tonight's story contains scenes and language that some people may find offensive. Listener discretion is advised.