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Old May 5th 2004, 8:13 pm
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Well. If they're going to be that bloody picky.............

Polite behaviour
Australians usually say “please� when asking for something or for a service and
usually say “thank you� when they have been given something or have been helped
to do something. Not saying “please� and “thank you� will bee seen as impolite.
Australians usually say “excuse me� to get someone’s attention and “sorry� when we
accidentally bump into someone. Australians also say “excuse me� or “pardon me�
when we burp or belch in public or someone’s home.
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You should always try to be on time for meetings and other appointments. If you
realise you are going to be late, try to contact the person to let them know. This is
very important for professional appointments as you could be charged money for
being late or if you miss the appointment without letting the person know in advance.
A person who is always late may be considered to be unreliable.
Most Australians blow their noses into handkerchiefs or tissues, not onto the
pavement. This is also true for spitting. Many people will also say “bless you� when
you sneeze – this phrase has no religious intent.
It is important to know that some behaviour is not only impolite but is also against the
law. Examples include swearing in public, pushing in line, and urinating or defecating
anywhere except in a public or private toilet.


See DIMIA booklet

http://www.immi.gov.au/settle/bookle...ts/qld/eng.pdf
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Old May 5th 2004, 8:15 pm
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good points one and all

certainly made me reconsider the whole thing
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Old May 5th 2004, 8:19 pm
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There is some hope,

If most aussies use a hankie, what do the rest use?

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Aussies don't say anything after they burp or fart in someone's home (honestly!)

Tradesman are always late - and don't care and certainly wouldn't think of calling you.

Apparently, there is some law that allows you to urinate against the passenger side rear wheel of your car. Something to do with the lack of dunnies (toilets) in a lot of towns.

Other than the above, Australians can be quite polite. I just assumed it was the British influence ...
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Tradesman are always late - and don't care and certainly wouldn't think of calling you.

Lol! at least they turn up eventually though!
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Lol! at least they turn up eventually though!
Oh, I wish.

Last year we had some renovations done. We were fighting against:

1. Good surfing days (lots of brickies are surfers)
2. Hangovers
3. Double bookings
4. Gee, that's a bit difficult mate. Okay, I'll be round tomorra sometime and see what I can do.
5. Yea, no worries mate.

etc.

Funnily enough, when they did turn up generally they worked hard and did a good job.
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Originally posted by anzen12
Oh, I wish.

Last year we had some renovations done. We were fighting against:

1. Good surfing days (lots of brickies are surfers)
2. Hangovers
3. Double bookings
4. Gee, that's a bit difficult mate. Okay, I'll be round tomorra sometime and see what I can do.
5. Yea, no worries mate.

etc.

Funnily enough, when they did turn up generally they worked hard and did a good job.

pretty much the same as the uk then......except replace surfers with football ...!!!!!
and...
6. fffstt (sucks air through teeth) .... thats gonna cost you double
7. cant get those parts anymore....gonna cost you double
8. will take twice as long as i first thought.....gonna cost you double

etc etc etc


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Originally posted by tiredwithtwins
pretty much the same as the uk then......except replace surfers with football ...!!!!!
and...
6. fffstt (sucks air through teeth) .... thats gonna cost you double
7. cant get those parts anymore....gonna cost you double
8. will take twice as long as i first thought.....gonna cost you double

etc etc etc



PMSL!
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Here in the US, I get told I'm polite. I guess us Aussies mustn't be too bad after all.

I wait until I go outside someone's house before I fart and burp!
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Thanks nosuch,

you'll have to translate PMSL before I get the acronym police on to you.....

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Originally posted by anzen12
Aussies don't say anything after they burp or fart in someone's home (honestly!)
Funny you say that. For some reason there were several people farting their arses off at the sounds of silence dinner at Uluru! No pardon mes or anything. Not sure where they were from though.
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Originally posted by bondipom
Funny you say that. For some reason there were several people farting their arses off at the sounds of silence dinner at Uluru! No pardon mes or anything. Not sure where they were from though.
I remember the shock I had at my first dinner party. I am not that innocent, but at the first belch I looked up expecting a comment or at least a smile from someone. No one seemed to notice.

Farts, burps and general body sounds punctuated the rest of the meal. It was like one of those surreal movies where people do weird things but everyone ignores them.
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Originally posted by princebatswater
Thanks nosuch,

you'll have to translate PMSL before I get the acronym police on to you.....

PBW
Sorry for butting in here but I'm enjoying working out the initial codes, I think this one is P*** myself laughing, correct me if I'm wrong.

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Tradesman are always late - and don't care and certainly wouldn't think of calling you.

maybe it's just where we live..

they never turn up!! I called tons of builders to give us a quote on a bathroom extention.. obviously they all have too much other work to be bothered. 1 guy did come round then he called me 3 weeks later and said that he wouldn't be able to get round to doing the quote he had all the measurments already!! At least he phoned to tell me hey.

I guess that we will either have to put up with 1 bathroom and the bush or build it ourselves
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Old May 6th 2004, 1:02 am
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I guess that we will either have to put up with 1 bathroom and the bush or build it ourselves
I would hang on for a bit. Most indicators show there is going to be a serious slump in the building industry. You may end up with them queuing up to help you.

Seems a strange thought
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