... issues and tissues with a touch of the spicy from the spirit hag ...
Published on December 10, 2005 By mignuna In Misc

 

 

I’m a city girl, born and bred, that cannot be denied. For 33 years I occupied one of the busiest and most cosmopolitan cities in the world (okay, the country), Sydney. I never realised that anything was missing until we moved to what Sydneysiders call ‘the North Coast’ 3 years ago.

 

My tolerance has since gradually dropped for things like road rage, pollution, queues and ill-mannered people. When I visit the city now, these things seem magnified way beyond their original proportions, even though it has probably always been that way and I’m just not used to it anymore.

 

I had one of those moments today when I felt a positive affirmation that we made the right choice in moving here. One of those things that make me understand why, here of all places, I finally feel like I'm home.

 

It is Saturday, and my husband left the house at 9.30am this morning to go surfing. His boss telephoned shortly thereafter to ask if he was available to complete some urgent work. As we live in a small beach ‘village’, rather than walking or driving to fetch my husband, I phoned a friend with a beach view 3 streets away and asked him if he could spot my husband in the water.

 

He peered out his window and replied “Yep. He’s on shore about to paddle back out. What’s up ?”. I explained the situation. “Just a sec,”  he said. This was followed by the sound of a window being opened, and then a loud whistle. After a short pause (which I imagine was filled with his frantic gesturing and waving), he returned to the phone. “He’s on his way,” was the cheerful pronouncement “and he says to ask you do you need milk ?”.

 

Speaks for itself, doesn’t it ?

 


Comments
on Dec 10, 2005
pretty cool. even for a place built around a giant piece of fruit.

from the title, i was expecting somethin bout my favorite world leader learnin morse code or ummm a rather exotic new form of communication. forgot for a few that what we refer to the as 'the sticks', yall call 'the bush'.

on Dec 10, 2005
Now that's the way to live! But don't we still love to visit the most lively zoos in the world (big cities). ;~D
on Dec 10, 2005
Either you have him under your thumb or h's simply a great guy.
on Dec 10, 2005

Either you have him under your thumb or h's simply a great guy

stevendedalus, this will sound so corny, i know, but he is a great guy. he has at least 3 terrible habits, but apart from that, he's one of the most easy-going people i have ever met. he even loves his job. bizarre !

Now that's the way to live! But don't we still love to visit the most lively zoos in the world (big cities). ;~D

okay parated, i do like visiting my parents in sydney ... but only for the bookshops and to see my stressed city friends !

forgot for a few that what we refer to the as 'the sticks', yall call 'the bush'

indeed, king. that makes me think of another funny example. if offering to drive a friend somewhere, we say 'can i give you a lift' instead of 'can i give you a ride'. actually, 'ride' is slang for sex where i live now. which would make asking someone 'can i give you a ride ?' potentially disastrous, particularly if you're female !.

pretty cool. even for a place built around a giant piece of fruit.

eeeeek !. king, i'm sure you know how i feel about the giant yellow fibreglass phallus erected (pun intended) in a unmissable location in proximity to my home. *sigh*.

mig xxx

on Dec 11, 2005
asking someone 'can i give you a ride ?' potentially disastrous, particularly if you're female !.


baby, you can drive my car, beep beep mm beep beep, yeah!
on Dec 12, 2005

baby, you can drive my car, beep beep mm beep beep, yeah

it also gives a whole new meaning to the song title 'ride like the wind' (christopher cross would not be happy !)

mig xxx

on Dec 13, 2005
Living in Sydney as I do, I can only agree with your take on the life here. A lot of people are rude, angry, impatient, intolerant and compassionless. You and your husband are living the life my wife and I are dreaming about. At least we live close to the beach too (although not quite as close as you do).

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