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Northbourne Ave and dirty windscreens

luther_bendross 13 October 2008 86

Have I missed something?  Is there some mysterious mud storm down Northbourne that causes people’s windscreens to get that dirrrty (thanks Xtina) that they MUST be cleaned at every intersection?  Do I live in a mud vaccuum where I do not get touched by said storm and also have the skills to clean my own windscreen when it gets dirrrty?

The questions I pose are thus:
1. If anyone has paid for such a service, how much was it?  Was it worth it?
2. Are all the dudes in cahootz?  Are there bloods/crips rivalries for the more prestigious intersections?  Likewise, do you need a buskers ‘licence’ to perform such a community service?

And most importantly:
3. If you out there reading this are one of these car detailing experts, how much coin are you making out there?


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rosie_bubz rosie_bubz 4:45 pm 17 Nov 08

jakez said :

Yes because in Canberra, it’s peak hour traffic all the time, they are guaranteed the same amount of money from each person, and rosie-bubz sees and knows all.

Like I said, you yourself don’t think the reward is worth the effort so it’s a moot point anyway.

Yep thats why i joined this site so i can prove people such as yourself wrong. 🙂
anyway, i never said the reward wasnt worth the effort, i jut said i wouldnt do it.

jakez jakez 4:24 pm 17 Nov 08

Yes because in Canberra, it’s peak hour traffic all the time, they are guaranteed the same amount of money from each person, and rosie-bubz sees and knows all.

Like I said, you yourself don’t think the reward is worth the effort so it’s a moot point anyway.

rosie_bubz rosie_bubz 4:06 pm 17 Nov 08

oops ignore #82

rosie_bubz rosie_bubz 4:05 pm 17 Nov 08

Jim Jones said :

rosie_bubz said :

These people are scammers. They recieve their dole money, which is fair enough, but then, say they wash 3 windscreen at every light change (if red light every 5 min) and work an 8 hour day, thats $288 per day which equals $1440 for a 5 day week.
Thats more than i earn, and yes i could go and wash windscreen myself and i would most probably make a whole lot more than i currently do, but i wouldnt put myself through that. You would have to be on drugs to do that, and thats exactly what these guys are on.

Your stats are so overinflated it beggars belief.

When have you seen anyone do 3 windscreens per light change, let alone regularly, even during peak hour traffic?

my stats are so overinflated..??
so you are saying there is only one light change every 15 minutes, they work a 3 hour day and 2 days per week?
Well even if that was the case they would still be earning rouglhy $200 a week

rosie_bubz rosie_bubz 4:01 pm 17 Nov 08

Your stats are so overinflated it beggars belief.

When have you seen anyone do 3 windscreens per light change, let alone regularly, even during peak hour traffic?

I regularly see them clean 2 -4 windscreens per light change during peak hours.
And, although i have never timed it, i am 99% sure there is a light change more than once every 5 mins (which is what i stated above as a rough idea) which means they would be earning possible more than what i said

Granny Granny 1:36 pm 17 Nov 08

Yup. I get the lag, but I just thought my computer was out to get me ….

*tic tic*

astrojax astrojax 1:28 pm 17 Nov 08

Do the Greens have a position on a heroin trial I wonder?

only if the poppies were sustainably harvested, surely. and didn’t use too much water – is there a drought in afghanistan, too?

actually, what is the greens’ drugs policy?

…and i wanna second the ‘words appearing after a lag’ thing when typing here too – it doens’t happen at any other sites; what is it about the riot? (and it doesn’t happen all the time…)

ant ant 12:39 pm 17 Nov 08

BerraBoy said

BerraBoy68 said :

Ahhhrgh.. sorry for the spelling etc. in my last post. My system is really slow today and words hit the screen about 10 seconds behind my typing them. It’s very disconcerting and I hit ‘Post’ too quickly before doing a quality check.

Mumbles pathetically and walks away…..

That drives me drazy, too. So much so that I have to look elsewhere while typing, for soem semblance of spelling-ness. Doesn’t work perfectly but looking at the computer stutter and halt is impossible. I don’t thikn it’s your computer; as a topic gets longer, it stutters and halts more and more.

jakez jakez 12:06 pm 17 Nov 08

Granny said :

So they can turn to armed robbery and assault and stuff.

Ahh right, sorry I originally misunderstood what you were saying. That’s a very good point Granny.

BerraBoy68 BerraBoy68 12:05 pm 17 Nov 08

Ahhhrgh.. sorry for the spelling etc. in my last post. My system is really slow today and words hit the screen about 10 seconds behind my typing them. It’s very disconcerting and I hit ‘Post’ too quickly before doing a quality check.

Mumbles pathetically and walks away…..

BerraBoy68 BerraBoy68 12:02 pm 17 Nov 08

When my windscreen is dirty I’m happy to shell our a flat fee of $2- althogh I did refuswe to pay once when one bloke left my windscreen dirtier than it was before he washed it.

I’m happy for these guys to make monely honestly. .ther use to be a bearded guy work up near the traffic lights at DFAT in Forrest. He always get out wearing his safety vest and construction hat. I didn’t mind him and also oftern saw him at teh Italian Club of an afternoon. Sadly he killed himself last year. I don’t know what goes on inside these guys heads but but I’d rather think they were trying to stay alive and get themselves sorted out with some extra cash than simply do that job to get drug money.

Good luck to them.

sepi sepi 11:07 am 17 Nov 08

Do the Greens have a position on a heroin trial I wonder?

Jim Jones Jim Jones 11:05 am 17 Nov 08

Granny said :

So they can turn to armed robbery and assault and stuff.

That way we can complain about it heaps and victimise them even more. Hooray!

Granny Granny 11:02 am 17 Nov 08

So they can turn to armed robbery and assault and stuff.

jakez jakez 10:56 am 17 Nov 08

Granny said :

I think we should come down hard on their harmless source of income and let them ponder the alternatives. Perhaps they could earn enough in honest work at Maccas or as toilet cleaners to support their habit.

Why should we do that?

Granny Granny 10:49 am 17 Nov 08

Sorry, Sheepgroper. I am ashamed!

SheepGroper SheepGroper 10:47 am 17 Nov 08

Don’t taint cleaning toilets by comparing it to working at Maccas!

Granny Granny 9:53 am 17 Nov 08

I think we should come down hard on their harmless source of income and let them ponder the alternatives. Perhaps they could earn enough in honest work at Maccas or as toilet cleaners to support their habit.

sepi sepi 9:51 am 17 Nov 08

The problem is it always costs more…and more…and more until it is as ridiculous amount.

Some junkies use rehab as a way of detoxing so they can get back to a manageably cheap amount per day, instead of a thousand dollar a day habit.

dexi dexi 9:50 am 17 Nov 08

Washing windscreens.

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