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What do we think about frangipanis?

Delish 16 January 2009 68

The new plague on Canberra Streets – Frangipani Girls…

What is it with the girls that have Frangipani’s on their cars?

Why are they so psycho on the road teamed up with the bad driving?

Has anyone else came across these new ‘Canberra’ drivers???

Please share your pain with me to ease mine!

[ED – And are they that new? When did you become aware of the phenomenon?]


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jakez 12:52 pm 19 Jan 09

Note to self, don’t have kids for many many many years.

peterh 12:49 pm 19 Jan 09

tylersmayhem said :

$5000 by the number of kids? we get… wait for it, 125 per fortnight, sorry per month from the govt for Tax A & B,

Oh right – so you didn’t get a grand per little one lik the Gov. promised (or did I miss something – it’s quite possible)?

of course i did. it will be gone in no time, on my mortgage payments.

calculated my monthly costs out last night, for just nappies and formula alone….

8x tins of formula, @$22 per tin: $176.00.
4 boxes of nappies @$34 per box (on special)$136.00.
total: $312 per month.

minus $125/month for govt payment, not very much, and soon to end as i will be working 3 jobs, scored an early morning job, 6-8.30, and we will be on top at last, and able to start saving for a bigger house.

150k per year? hardly.

ant 12:46 pm 19 Jan 09

Speaking of bogan nationalism and Eureka motifs, this weekend down teh coast I saw umpteen cars going around with Aussie flags stuck on them. Soem had one, and some had two, on some kind of mounting device on the front door roof guttters. What’s that all about?

ant 12:35 pm 19 Jan 09

current baby bonus is $5000 per kid. Tehy did means test it now… all the strugglers on $150,000 per year and below qualify. I’d sure like to be struggling on $150k. What gets me is that the taxes paid by people who’ll never earn that much are being handed to people who have more money than those doing the paying. That’s just wrong.

jakez 12:01 pm 19 Jan 09

tylersmayhem said :

$5000 by the number of kids? we get… wait for it, 125 per fortnight, sorry per month from the govt for Tax A & B,

Oh right – so you didn’t get a grand per little one lik the Gov. promised (or did I miss something – it’s quite possible)?

Recent changes to the baby bonus have meant that it is paid in installments rather than a lump sum. A decent step but not as good as abolishing probably the most ridiculous spending program the Howard Government initiated (and boy were there some doozies).

I haven’t looked at the scheme in a while so I’m not sure if it works out to be $125 a fortnight, and for how long they space it out.

tylersmayhem 11:54 am 19 Jan 09

$5000 by the number of kids? we get… wait for it, 125 per fortnight, sorry per month from the govt for Tax A & B,

Oh right – so you didn’t get a grand per little one lik the Gov. promised (or did I miss something – it’s quite possible)?

Granny 3:53 pm 18 Jan 09

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

If things are so bad the midwife needs to do 30 over the limit, maybe they should send an ambulance instead.

What? Hell, no! Two things that suck … 1) being moved while in labour 2) having strangers turn up.

Sometimes it’s necessary, but if the midwife can get there in the same time, just move out of the way and leave her alone. Likewise, if somebody is driving the woman in labour to hospital, or someone is driving their kid to the accident and emergency department.

SheepGroper 11:50 am 18 Jan 09

I thought ambulances kept to the speed limit, they get there faster because other traffic gives way to them especially at intersections.

Woody Mann-Caruso 11:47 am 18 Jan 09

If things are so bad the midwife needs to do 30 over the limit, maybe they should send an ambulance instead.

Mr Waffle 11:56 pm 17 Jan 09

While we’re talking about car fads, anyone else noticed the recent rise in 1990s Audis lowered with chrome rims, fully sick exhausts etc? The last year or two it was 1990s BMW 318is that suffered the treatment, but the drivers must’ve heard Jeremy Clarkson say on Top Gear a month or so ago that c*cks in the UK have ditched BMW and now drive Audis, and followed suit…

astrojax 12:04 pm 17 Jan 09

tatts of frangipanii?

tactfully arranged in a southern cross, mai oui

Granny 11:19 am 17 Jan 09

Frankly, I’ve got to say I’d be about as happy for my midwife to be doing the speed limit as my ambulance!

Woody Mann-Caruso 10:14 am 17 Jan 09

Might have to get one of those ‘proud to be a midwife’ stickers – if the white Falcodore I saw the other day was any indication, they entitle the driver to do 110 in an 80 zone.

toriness 8:28 am 17 Jan 09

danman – yes southern cross tatts ARE the official new bogan tattoo. agree 100%!

GottaLoveCanberra 1:13 am 17 Jan 09

I think tatts a wonderful idea Granny. ^_^

Granny 11:04 pm 16 Jan 09

What we need is a tatt thread, where people send in their tatt pics!

imarty 10:59 pm 16 Jan 09

I got another tatt recently (custom jobby) and whilst waiting, two sheilas came in browsing the books and wall etc, not really knowing what they wanted except that they wanted a tatt.
First off the mark in terms of choice was southern cross. It was tactfully pointed out that this has been the most common tatt of the past few months and she should really choose something else.
Then, in came a father and son who did the stat dec thing as the son was only 16 and booked in for a southern cross, huge down his left torso.

It was Queanbeyan.

I’m happy with mine and plan to go back for additions.

Granny 9:14 pm 16 Jan 09

I guess it kind of goes hand in hand with the road rage, really ….

Thumper 8:46 pm 16 Jan 09

Sorry, I forgot to add, think about it, you know I am making sense here…..

Thumper 8:45 pm 16 Jan 09

I have a theory about slogans. Anyone that has any of those don’t talk to me till I have my coffee and you don’t have to be mad to work here but it helps signs at their desk, are people who actually don’t do a thing and in fact are a management nightmare.

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