Dandyism Incarnate

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New Camera

Yuko wanted me to take her to the Optus Shop at Chatswood so that she could hurl abuse at them for charging her $432 for one day’s Internet usage. She hurls abuse best when I’m not there, so I left her at the shop and went browsing.

I decided to go looking for a camera to replace my dead IXUS. I had a particular model in mind – the IXUS 300 HS. This model is so new that most shops don’t have it yet, but I found one on display at Ted’s Cameras.

I took this picture in the shop with the display model…

I bought a black one.

Then I went to meet Yuko and she told me she had succeeded in persuading Optus to refund half of the money! She achieved this by hurling a tirade of abuse at them and accusing them of operating a scam. I’m glad I wasn’t there.

We then went to Firefly, followed by Red Chopstick where I played with my new camera…

New Black Camera

Red Chopstick

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Garbage Rage

Since Mother’s back yard has been cleared of excess vegetation, and the side fence has been removed, we’ve had a couple of incidents where rubbish has been dumped into the yard. I assume this was done from the driveway which runs along the side of the property and leads to the house behind. We have had to pay Sam (the magnificent gardener) to haul it away on each occasion.

Yuko decided to address the problem by placing a sign saying “Don’t Throw Away Rubbish” in a place where the rubbish throwers would see it – on the ground where the last lot of rubbish was dumped. She used the back of a “Parking” sign which she happened to have lying around.

Unfortunately I did not get a picture of the sign in its original form and now it’s too late, for the reasons I will now reveal.

Today, I was visiting Mother’s house alone, so Yuko told me to have a look at the sign she had placed in the far corner of the back yard. So I walked up there and this is what I saw…

The sign had been turned face down of the ground and rocks placed on top of it. So I removed the rocks and turned it over. In one corner, and written upside down was the following message from a disgruntled neighbour…

…and the angry rant continued around two edges of the sign. I turned it back over and left it face down as I had found it.

I assume this message was written by the people who live directly behind Mother’s house. I was puzzled as to why they would assume the message was directed at them, rather than at whoever has been dumping the rubbish.

When I got home I asked Yuko to explain exactly where she had placed the sign and how it was oriented. She said that it had been on the ground, but facing the back fence. Ie: facing the property of those neighbours. Maybe that explains why they thought it was directed at them. Yuko denies that it was, but I think it may have been unwise to orient the sign in the manner she did.

When Yuko went back the next day, the sign had disappeared. Perhaps they had second thoughts about hurling abuse at us on the basis of dubious evidence, and stole it so that we wouldn’t have a chance to read the abusive message.

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Abusive Phone Call

As we were about to go to Lane Cove for breakfast, Mother’s neighbour (who is an elderly lady) called. I didn’t answer and just let it go to the machine. She began by asking me to call back regarding Mother’s condition. Then she launched into a tirade of abuse! Fortunately, the abuse was not directed at us, but at members of her own family who were heckling her in the background. It was very amusing indeed and I have saved the recording.

Leaving for Breakfast

Later, we visited Mother, and while we were there, the same neighbour called on Mother’s phone. I answered, not revealing that I had already heard her tirade of abuse. She mentioned that she had left a message earlier and advised me to delete it. 

Yuko showed Mother the balm in a sea-shell, which she had bought at a Lane Cove shop. She then demonstrated it by applying it to my face… 

Balm Application



Hospital Lift

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