posted on May, 11 2011 @ 07:17 AM
Great post. I've been watching this website for some time now and this was the topic that made me sign up. So here I am, brand new.
I must say as a fellow Australian I could not have put this any better myself (with exception of the mullet wearing bogans the Aussie must
As a Rep on the road I have hit 3 Roo's, with all 3 cars being written off and a neck brace on two occasions. I've hit 2 Wombats (1 car with major
damage). Been bitten by a Redback Spider on the toilet, lost a dog to a Tiger Snake, experienced the stingers in the FNQ waters, watched a croc take a
dog off a beach not far north of Cairns.
I live just 41 kms from Melbourne CBD, on the eastern side of Port Philip. I encounter at least 3 Tiger Snakes in my backyard each year, and plenty
more in the reserve behind my home. There are shark sightings not more than 100 meters from my home each year, stabbings on weekends at the
nightclubs 4 kms down the road, I battle ridiculous traffic on our freeways (and I'm charged a toll for it), dodge speed cameras and red light
But I soldier on.
On a serious note, not withstanding that all of the comments in my post are true, Australia is a unique land and deserves the utmost respect from we
feeble humans. This land puts most people back in their rightful place very quickly if left unchecked. Proud Aussie and still here to tell the story!