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Thoughts of a middle aged man…..5 April 2014

Last night Brian and I went to do our weekly grocery shopping at Coles Elizabeth, it is a nice store with wide aisles, and being a Friday night it was not particularly busy. One of my pet hates in supermarkets is trying to find a checkout to go through that is not displaying that horrid sign, “This checkout is closed”, I think why not do just one more, how long would it take. Last night I found something I dislike even more, Coles management in their infinite wisdom have decided to do away with these signs, yay you might say, but no what do they do instead, with the checkout person putting through someone else’s shopping they just tell you they are closed and you must find another checkout. Now while there was no excuse for the four letter expletives one old lady sprayed at the poor checkout person, but really, what a ridiculous decision. How can Coles management think this is a good idea.

My beloved Adelaide Crows, what has happened to you, three games for the season and three losses, today was dismal to say the least. I know there are still a lot of games to go but really guys you have to extract the digit, try kicking rather than hand balling, it will not take too long and the season will get away from you. The fans thought last year was bad but this one could be worse. Come on boys, show some pride.

It is unfortunate that the northern suburbs of Adelaide have such a negative stigma about them, many of the inhabitants being referred to as feral. There are good and bad parts of every suburb, and as a new resident in the area I certainly am not feral, however driving around my local streets one could be forgiven for thinking we are all feral. Brian and I have just moved from the western suburbs, clean streets where people take pride in their surroundings, unfortunately that is not the case where we currently reside. Drive around the streets and you will see rubbish strewn all over, even the shopping centre car parks are disgusting. Take some pride people, take your rubbish home and put it in the bin, stop throwing it out your car window.

Number one son Kane came around this morning and put up some vertical blinds for us, they look great thank you son, another job well done. Before Kane left I asked him to help me move the dining room table as Brian cannot help due to his back problem, blow me down when we moved it two of the legs fell off, the look on Kane’s face was priceless. Needless to say he stuck around a bit longer and we again have a very sturdy table.

Like most of Australia my heart goes out to Alex McKinnon, the young rugby league player who is now a quadriplegic after a tackle by three other players last weekend. I do not confess to understanding this game, to me it is a nonsense game, but I do not belive that Jordan McLean should be the only player to be penalised, their were two others with him. I do believe that three-man lift and tackles should be banned, period.



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