When news emerged of a UAP volunteer allegedly exposing himself at a polling place, Phil Sinclair of North Turramurra wondered if they were perhaps «seeking to bring new meaning to the term democracy sausage?» Well, there goes our appetite.
Paul Taylor notes that «here in Murwillumbah last week, our drinking water was contaminated after a higher-than-Bureau Of Meteorology-predicted tide breached the town’s weir and the water treatment plant filled with salt water. A council spokesperson claimed in the local press that the northern hemisphere solar eclipse played a major role in the nearly 400mm higher tide. I am dubious that the effect could be that significant but would like some clarity if readers could assist.»
Following David Trevena’s experience at Ryde Golf Club (C8), Joy Cooksey of Harrington thinks: «It must have been golfers who were the first to shout, ‘Stone the crows’.»
«I’m a Labor voter pushing 84 and, like my late hero, my morning ritual consists of doing the cryptic crossword and studying the form guide,» says Garth Clarke of North Sydney. On Saturday I went searching for an omen bet. The closest I could get to ‘Silver Bodgie’ was ‘Grey Lion’ and, like Hawkie himself, it didn’t let me down.»
A shout-out from Barbara Stevens of Woolooware to a good Samaritan: «Getting off the train at Circular Quay to go to an appointment, I couldn’t find my purse. Everything was in it — money, cards, my father’s silver St Christopher medallion. Talk about stress, panic, depression! Then, I got a call saying the person I had an appointment with would not be in that day. So my journey was for nothing. I hung around, making lists of the lost cards, going to the bank and managing to get some money by remembering my access number — thank goodness! Then I got a call from the NRMA to say that some wonderful person had handed my purse into the Wynyard stationmaster’s office. If this person reads this, I’d like them to know they have my heartfelt thanks, and I’d love to buy them a lottery ticket. There are still some wonderful people around.»
«My wife told me that eating 14 eggs a week (two each morning) was not healthy so I cut back to seven, writes Brian Roach of Whitebridge. «And wouldn’t you know, of the dozen eggs I bought last week, five were double-yokers. Is there a message in this?»
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