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Impolite Canberrans in the press

By dusty - 28 February 2006 61

Found this article in Sydney Morning Herald’s Heckler column. Makes for interesting reading, what do you think?

Canberra – where being polite is a capital offence

[Also sent in by Thumper]

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Impolite Canberrans in the press
Fiona 12:45 pm 28 Feb 06

I hate that cyclists go go interchangably from the road to the pedestrian crossings etc.

Is it the law to give way to cyclists on a pedestrian crossing here? I just don’t always see them flying out from the side like that… gah

I just wish they’d eitehr ride ont eh paths or the road. One or the other, not whichever suits best that split second.

T_Bone 12:07 pm 28 Feb 06

Peter who??…gives a shit.

colsim 11:30 am 28 Feb 06

“Every state has a stupid slogan on their numberplates. Canberra goes better, and has three. “The Nation’s Capital” which is at least a statement of fact, “Heart of the Nation” which is not, and “Feel the Power” because “Bend over, losers, and feel the power of Canberra” was too long to fit on the plates.”

How can you not give him points for that?
It’s funny, sheesh, delicate flowers much.

gingermick 11:04 am 28 Feb 06

Spot on, that fella!

Bodhichitta 10:47 am 28 Feb 06

Actually. I agree with much of what he said.

I love Canberra. I love it for its parks, its roads, its ‘communion’ with nature. Its a beautiful city and has so much going for it…except its inhabitants.

People that live here are different to people in any other city Ive ever been to. They dont look past thier noses, live in thier own little bubbles and resist as much as possible any outside influence into thier own little worlds…

Thumper 10:22 am 28 Feb 06

I didn’t see him complaining about the lack of traffic, the short commuting times, the clear air, the availablity of parking (albeit, less than previous), the crisp morning, etc….

dusty 10:02 am 28 Feb 06

Poor Peter Lang, must’ve been having a bad day.. road rage, bike lycra rage, pedestrian rage, annoying number plates and maybe stubbed his toe on the photocopier at work to top it all off. No wonder he felt that way, I would too, if I was a complete loser. Lead by example Mr Lang.

mr sawdust 9:40 am 28 Feb 06

me speliing to shiiite.

mr sawdust 9:39 am 28 Feb 06

Poor Sydneysider, having to move to Canberra due to better living and working conditions and then haviong to deal with the rest of us. Perhaps we best contact our friend here and find out his route to work so as he drives by we can bow down to our toes and avert our eyes lest we offend him. Better find the virgins to start throwing rose petal leaves at his feet while we are at it…

terubo 9:37 am 28 Feb 06

Turgid sludge. I sure hope they don’t pay for prattle like that.

toriness 9:34 am 28 Feb 06

i always think it’s a bit sad (and i mean pathetic-sad) when people bag out the place where they live, and is far more a reflection on them (to not take control of their own lives and move elsewhere) than the place they are living where there are 100,000s of others who are quite happy and continue to live here because they love it! every place has it’s good and bad qualities – that applies to EVERYWHERE without exception.

true statements though are that lycra is bad, and that drivers in canberra are quite terrible (with no excuse as our roads are excellent and traffic is not that bad!).

Maelinar 9:32 am 28 Feb 06

Hrmms, “To pick targets such as Canberra’s bad driving, stupid number plates and inconsiderate cyclists”. Instead of reading RA, how about visiting Canberra to make your own decisions about the place ?

That pretty much just a summary of last months discussions isn’t it ?

johnboy 8:56 am 28 Feb 06

he has a point about the evils of the lycra legion and the sad and pathetic tourism campaigns.

Blamemonkey 8:46 am 28 Feb 06

the guy sounds like a cock sucker and should be treated as such!

To pick targets such as Canberra’s bad driving, stupid number plates and inconsiderate cyclists jeez it’s like shooting fish in a barrel, all the statements are true so either deal with it or move somewhere else.

But one thing that really pisses me off is the connect he decided to make between Parliament House and canberrans having influence over decisions. go and get fucked!!!

Mr Evil 8:36 am 28 Feb 06

It’s scary how true some of that is!

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