A strange variant of the chugger has been haunting Garema Place and Civic Square this lunchtime, exhorting passers by to care about the Olympic Homecoming.
High pitched squeals and the booming Flashdance (old model) soundtrack were coming from Civic Square.
And yes there it was. Flags and blue wigs (why blue?) handed out to all who’d have them and the kids from the six schools willing to have their students used as a cheap backdrop to the greater glory of the faltering Australian Olympic Committee and Katy Gallagher.
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With my manipulation filters triggering actual physical nausea I beat a hasty retreat.
The kids who got to skip some school and see some people they’d seen on TV will no doubt be thrilled.