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Things I love about Canberrans!

By soapbox - 15 December 2010 23
    — Love the fact that you flash your car lights when a cop car is up ahead,

    — love it when you leave your parking voucher back in the machine when it still has time on it,

    — love it when you let me go ahead of you in the ’15 items of less’ aisle when I only have a loaf of bread,

    — love it when you open the door of the cafe when I am ladden with multiple lattes and

    — love it when you say hello when you pass me around the lake

    — hate it when you won’t stop to help me or even slow down when I am trying to stop two lost dogs from crossing a main road at 10pm at night -shame on you white Toyota ute!

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Kuku 4:57 pm 16 Dec 10


The birds…parrots, choughs, wedgies, maggies…

The wildlife…roos, echidnas, wombats…

The sun on the Brindabella’s in the afternoon from the Parkway at anytime of the year.

That wherever you go you seem to know someone there.

That we think it’s our god-given right to arrive 5 minutes before any major event and get a parking spot at the front door.


That we lose the ability to reverse park.

Chief Minister talk back on 666. I mean really, where in the country would the Chief Minister/Premier take calls from fruit bats about the length of grass on their verge?

The lack of small interesting shops. Enough McMall shops please!

That wherever you go you seem to know someone there.

WalkTheTalk 11:24 am 16 Dec 10

A while back I witnessed a not so pleasant exchange between a passenger and bus driver.

Standing in the aisle at the front, said passenger rang the bell over Comm Ave Bridge city bound. Unfortunately it didn’t allow the driver to move from second left lane to left lane to let him off over the bridge (back then there was a temp stop at Floriade).

Passenger gave driver a mouth full when the driver couldn’t reach the stop – forgot to mention it was peak hour and left lane was full of traffic. After copping a mouth full, the driver told the passenger how to go about making a complaint. “Oh I will.” followed by “It’s not a difficult job and you can’t even do it well”, from the passenger.

With that passenger made two points;

1. He didn’t like missing his stop, and
2. He was a pratt!

That said, outstanding to see some positives on the site!

For mine, the distinct change of seasons in Canberra has always been tops (though perhaps a little blurry of late).

kambahkrawler 10:07 am 16 Dec 10

I thank bus drivers too, but when you think about it we’re just thanking them for doing their job.

I even thank the ones that drive like lunatics playing the “how far can I go before all this sudden braking/accelerating makes someone sick” game, the ones that have the heating on when it’s 25 degrees outside, and the ones that dont turn the aircon on when it’s 30 degrees outside.

I really love the guys that wave me on without me having to punch my travel 10.

Weird or what???

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