Somewhere in the city

Some pics from the last few days…

Supermarket
These people really really really really really like Sunkist. They bought probably about 50 x 1.25 litre bottles. (Why not buy bigger bottles?) They also bought over 100 Milo bars. Someone, somewhere is having a Sunkist and Milo Bar party. The checkout staff seemed quite bemused by it all.

Mobile Land Rover billboard
What’s worse than a mobile billboard?
A mobile billboard being pulled along by a hulking great tank.
What’s worse than a mobile billboard being pulled along by a hulking great tank?
A mobile billboard being pulled along by a hulking great tank, encouraging other people to buy hulking great tanks.

Mirror replacement
A tram approaching needs a new mirror. These guys appeared to be waiting for it with the replacement mirror, to do a running repair. Good thinking.

Interview
Chatting to some of my closest friends yesterday about something or other. For what it’s worth, this is a complex issue, which is not very well handled by short soundbites on TV/radio. Feature articles deal with it better:

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8 Replies to “Somewhere in the city”

  1. It must be annoying to have microphones in your face, I’d say? Anyhow, good on you to be the president, and the mouthpiece. Thumbsup. In Ottawa, Canada, the damn politicians can’t make their minds up, and are meanwhile in court paying lawyers to fight against a lawsuit brought against them by Siemens trains, among others for cancelling a planned train route! So, it could be worse Daniel.

    I feel badly for Naomi Watts and her new baby. They’re the prey of the month for the L.A. paparazzi.

  2. I thought there was a limit on the number of one item you can buy in supermarkets?? I’m sure I remember seeing in catalogues, listed under the special price a qualifier along the lines of “limit 20 per customer” or something…

  3. I heard you speaking on the radio yesterday and was very amused, because I’ve been lurking and reading your diary for well over a year now!

    Hi, by the way!

    Also, Niki, re: the limit on items at a supermarket – before I graduated from uni and got a real job, I spent several years jockeying a register at Coles. Unless otherwise specified, we used to limit the customer to two retail boxes of each variety – which would generally be 24 bottles of sunkist, for example – per transaction.

    Some checkout chicks were less stringent with this, however. If you caught me at the end of the shift, I never tended to care. (*GASP!* – no one tell John Fletcher that!)

    Cheers

  4. The milkbar near me goes regularly to the same shopping centre I go to and buys heaps of stuff when their stock is running low. The mark-up is unbelievable.

  5. What’s worse than a mobile billboard being pulled along by a hulking great tank, encouraging other people to buy hulking great tanks?

    One that takes up eight car parks.

  6. Yep, I’d say the Sunkist and Milo fans own a shop. I worked at a small shop in a small town when I was a teenager and they were often able to buy things cheaper from the supermarket in the next town (1 hour away) than they could from their wholesaler…

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