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Canberra Fascists Uber Alles (Squeegees A Go Go)

By johnboy - 14 October 2005 24

ABC Online is reporting on John Hargreaves’s musings on the banning of windscreen wipers.

Sometimes my window needs a wipe and I wave them in. Sometimes I shake my head and they move on. If i don’t want it and they do it anyway then I don’t pay them.

And folks so gutless as to pay for things they don’t want aren’t deserving of further protection.

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seepi 9:19 pm 17 Oct 05

People are kidding themselves to imagine this must be great work. If it was that pleasant lots of people would be doing it. It doesn’t appeal to me. Not many opportunities for promotion. A lack of ergonomic furniture, a drafy office with a leaky roof and really cranky and ungrateful customers.
Dickson guy used to have a sign asking for other work opportunities. I guess noone offered him anything else.

bulldog 5:07 pm 17 Oct 05

It’s got nothing to do with hardship, privelage or class. It’s one thing to give change to a charity and have your windows washed. It’s another thing to cheat the tax system and play it as a full time occupation. (I only say that beacause I can’t do it.)

People are shitty about it for any number of reasons, so before people get on there free love holier than thou high horse and proclaim Canberrans are overtly privelaged and sobs, look at it from other angles.

It wouldn’t be hard to make a bundle of money doing that, so don’t give me the underprivelaged hardship bullshit. Likewise, don’t make rash statements based on fiction about delaing drugs.

In summary, I don’t give a damn. If he can screw Costello, more power to him; I know I would if I could. if you don’t like it, don’t let them wash your windscreen, wind up your windows, turn up your stereo, put some sungalsses on and lock your doors. Heaven forbid someone is walking around in public.

All said and done, because they romp around the middle of intersections we can await darwin’s law to be enforced. Furthermore, they should lose all chance of recourse if unintentionaly run down.

Anyway, i really don’t give a damn as I rarely see any squeedgee men.

Indi 3:05 pm 17 Oct 05

…and I say Ralph, good luck to the said fella if he received 15 seconds of fame with Magnetmart and inadvertedly promoted his occupation further.

There are others who have started out with less – those who are overtly privileged (most Canberrans)will probably never experience the levels of daily hardships that person and his family endure, to say otherwise is sheer hypocrisy!

simto 2:57 pm 17 Oct 05

BTW, a year ago or so, a girl’s netball team were doing windscreen washing to help them raise money for their endevours – again, they were young, attractive and well presented, and I don’t think many people would complain about ’em.

So the problem is probably more that you just plain don’t want to have to look at unattractive people…

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