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Farty smelling Canberra Centre escalators

By MWF 18 February 2011 24

When I go to the Canberra Centre, I park underground. There are usually more parking spaces available underground, which is nice.

What is not nice, is the awful farty smell on the escalators from the underground carpark to the ground floor.

What is this farty smell?


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Henry82 9:38 pm 03 Jul 11

oh, i think i have an answer for this. The rubbish docks for Superbarn (and probably a lot of the other stores) are located off Petrie Street. You’ll probably find the bad smell is blown through the loading dock (like a wind-tunnel) and finds its way in the escalator service areas.

Considering this thread was started during summer, it probably has something to do with the heat. As for recent complaints, all you need is the wind to blow the wrong direction, and/or the rubbish not collected for a few extra days to have this effect.

averagejoeaussie 8:14 pm 03 Jul 11

I-filed said :

Pommy bastard said :

http://www.oldpeoplearefunny.com/images/escalator.gif

A very old man breaking a hip falling down an escalator amuses you? A bad fall will land an octogenarian in hospital, and the death rate is very high from late-in-life falls. Bad call, posting this as a funny.

I remember the fist time an old lady told me she and her husband were Octogenarians – I initially thought of some secretive religious cult (and wondred why she was telling me this) before the penny dropped later in the conversation……..

MWF 7:55 pm 03 Jul 11

They still smell farty.

The other week I was using the Farty Smelling Canberra Centre Escalators, from the basement carpark, as usual.

The male of the young couple ahead of me took the time to lift their toddler child and take a great whiff of her nappy contents. I overheard the female say “It’s the escalators, they always smell like this.”

Pommy bastard 5:34 pm 19 Feb 11

I-filed said :

If you’re amused by footage of an old man getting hurt, try Rwanda 1994, Guatemala 1989, Cambodia 1971, Iraq 2004 … lots more, even better fun around for you!

Cheers, excellent news! Can you point me at the Gifs? I normally get mine from “thechive”, but haven’t seen any of the ones you mention.

Davo111 3:25 pm 19 Feb 11

I-filed said :

A very old man breaking a hip falling down an escalator amuses you?

link to where it says he broke his hip please.

I-filed 1:46 pm 19 Feb 11

Pommy bastard said :

Oh it amuses me no end i-filed. Not quite as much as your post did, but it amuses me no end.

You forgot to add; “what if he had got caught up in the escalator machinery, and had been slowly eaten by the stairs, inch by inch, while a bus load of orphans, whose driver had been distracted by his scream, crashed into a burning building full of nuns, which set off an explosion taking out the local hospital!!! Would you be laughing then?!?!”

Hint for you to stop you embarrassing yourself further; looking at a gif, and finding it amusing, of events which I have no control over, which may have happened long ago in another country, does not have any influence over course of that event, and is therefore harmless.

Free country ‘n all that. Most of us, though, are only amused by a flight of fancy, like the second part of your post – not by real-life hurt and trauma. If you’re amused by footage of an old man getting hurt, try Rwanda 1994, Guatemala 1989, Cambodia 1971, Iraq 2004 … lots more, even better fun around for you!

Pommy bastard 10:11 am 19 Feb 11

Oh it amuses me no end i-filed. Not quite as much as your post did, but it amuses me no end.

You forgot to add; “what if he had got caught up in the escalator machinery, and had been slowly eaten by the stairs, inch by inch, while a bus load of orphans, whose driver had been distracted by his scream, crashed into a burning building full of nuns, which set off an explosion taking out the local hospital!!! Would you be laughing then?!?!”

Hint for you to stop you embarrassing yourself further; looking at a gif, and finding it amusing, of events which I have no control over, which may have happened long ago in another country, does not have any influence over course of that event, and is therefore harmless.

cleo 11:47 pm 18 Feb 11

That poor old man, may be us one day, NOT FUNNY!

I-filed 6:49 pm 18 Feb 11

Pommy bastard said :

http://www.oldpeoplearefunny.com/images/escalator.gif

A very old man breaking a hip falling down an escalator amuses you? A bad fall will land an octogenarian in hospital, and the death rate is very high from late-in-life falls. Bad call, posting this as a funny.

Tooks 5:42 pm 18 Feb 11

Pommy bastard said :

http://www.oldpeoplearefunny.com/images/escalator.gif

I’ll probably go straight to hell for this, but I laugh every time I see that.

Jivrashia 4:02 pm 18 Feb 11

escalators from the underground carpark to the ground floor.

I knew I dropped something there…

georgesgenitals 3:04 pm 18 Feb 11

It could have been me. A few days ago I walked up there, and let off a huge arse-tearer of a fart.

Sorry.

BlackIce 12:14 pm 18 Feb 11

luther_bendross said :

Reptoids

Beat me to it!

shirty_bear 12:11 pm 18 Feb 11

Repturds, apparently

luther_bendross 11:17 am 18 Feb 11

Reptoids

schmeah 11:08 am 18 Feb 11

it’s because someone took a dump there about 6 months ago, and no kidding, Canberra Centre management only cleaned it up about 3 months ago – after multiple, multiplie requests. I should have taken a photo.

niceplacetolive 10:14 am 18 Feb 11

oops excuse me. Sorry ’bout that

Brianna 10:11 am 18 Feb 11

Big thumbs up to Keijidosha. That cracked me up.

Rawhide Kid Part3 10:01 am 18 Feb 11

Probably exaust fumes from the car park. Some cars still produce that rotten egg smell .

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