I bagged a bargain the other lunchtime, two pairs of shoes for the price of one. A guy can’t have too many. I stuffed the bag under a chair and started eating my lunch under Myer and an older suit and his ambulance-uniformed friend plonked themselves down next to me.
“Bloody hell, great game mate eh?”
“These bloody girls at work having a fit about the fight – sayin’ they have to bring the kids up with that crap on.”
Both were shaking their heads, mentioning something about ‘Sterlo’ and talking like the hetero version of a gay lisper. I wanted to ask did the ambo guy actually make a decision one morning to change his voice into monotone ‘ya know’ slang ridden drivel – however I desisted.
“If they get in such an uproar about a fisty-cuff and want real leadership – then I reckon they should watch Question Time in Parliament – that’s the leadership they actually want.”
The suit surprised me. I thought he may quietly carry on – he didn’t. He spoke like he was about to pick up a shovel and bang it over someone’s head and say something about ‘Sterlo’. Question Time vs captains fighting in footy – I will admit at times I have wished Gillard head butted Abbott, but violence isn’t on, remember?
I was thinking about my conversation with the guys and gals at work – where I suggested captains of football teams should avoid beating up other players – namely to save impressionable nine-year-olds from seeing that violence in sport is okay. Because it is not.
Dawn sent me a text on Origin night. She and the boys were sitting in blue wigs enjoying the game. I was doing my homework some kilometres away.
Funny enough, half the guys at my work didn’t side with my view on violence in sport. I didn’t expect 100% of honest masculinity, but I was annoyed at 50%. These two bogan morons at lunch were pissing me off, I couldn’t help it when I got up and pushed my chair – and it got stuck on the ambo’s boot.
I was glad that Dawn has the boys’ sport close to her own heart. I support the boys, but she is a far better soccer mum than I am.
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