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Old Apr 16th 2011, 8:48 am
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Originally Posted by Turban Explorer
When you're getting fined $50 for a boiled sweet than snuck into your back pack several years ago.
And so you should for not having cleaned the pack out for all that time.
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Old Apr 16th 2011, 8:54 am
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Originally Posted by sonlymewalter
joking apart, could it be that in UK we take ourselves just a little bit too seriously?

Strange but since living here and really understanding most don't give a shit, its actually stopped rubbing me up as much.

Maybe it doesn't really matter
No, just not nearly as social retarded as they are here.
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Old Apr 16th 2011, 8:59 am
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Originally Posted by eddie007
But surely not! TWO girls in Oz who like to watch a fight??? Its too much of a coincidence to ignore....
Ya most girls here would rather be in the fight...
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Old Apr 16th 2011, 9:13 am
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Originally Posted by Diamond Geezer
You land in Darwin at 2:00am and a chap in white shirt, white shorts and long socks walks through the plane (BOAC 707) spraying an aerosol over all of us (in 1965).
I was going to post the same thing, but from the mid 80s. How could those guys keep a straght face and look so serious?

They used to waltz up and down the cabin spraying into the air like distressed housewives.....

When did it stop?
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Old Apr 16th 2011, 1:49 pm
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Originally Posted by quoll
Good heavens, you must have found the only European check out chick in Woolies!

And you didnt know what Poets Day was???? Oh dear, your education is sadly lacking!
She definately didn't sound European. Never heard of poets day before. But on reflection it was refreshingly unexpected to have a checkout girl say something other than the disinterested "Hello how are you". It nearly broke my routine
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Originally Posted by paulry
She definately didn't sound European. Never heard of poets day before. But on reflection it was refreshingly unexpected to have a checkout girl say something other than the disinterested "Hello how are you". It nearly broke my routine
Obviously a pick up line, and you missed it.

You could have been in her bed tonight, whispering things like "Price check isle 15"
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Default Re: You know you are in Australia when...

Originally Posted by slapphead_otool
I was going to post the same thing, but from the mid 80s. How could those guys keep a straght face and look so serious?

They used to waltz up and down the cabin spraying into the air like distressed housewives.....

When did it stop?
Was still happening in 2001 on some airlines. Don't remember it since then though......
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Old Apr 16th 2011, 8:42 pm
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Originally Posted by paulry
She definately didn't sound European. Never heard of poets day before. But on reflection it was refreshingly unexpected to have a checkout girl say something other than the disinterested "Hello how are you". It nearly broke my routine
They say 'hello, how are you?' in Canberra? I'm jealous. All I get is 'how youse gawin' or 'how's yaw day so far'. And they probably have no shoes on behind the counter (tee hee)
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Originally Posted by Turban Explorer
When you're getting fined $50 for a boiled sweet than snuck into your backpack several years ago.
You were unlucky. I've seen them on border patrol (or whatever) and they seem to let people off with warnings all the time.

"Killed someone in South Africa? Well we don't normally allow that sort of thing. We'll give you a temporary visa for a couple of says to meet up with your mate Johnny the Dobber. Hope you have a nice stay."

Whereas in the NZ version they're fining people for 100s of $s for the apples given to them on the plane.

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Old Apr 16th 2011, 9:14 pm
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Originally Posted by Pollyana
Was still happening in 2001 on some airlines. Don't remember it since then though......
Had it happen on my last flight in - a BA last November. Was quite surprised and wondered why they had reinstated it!
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Originally Posted by paulry
She definately didn't sound European. Never heard of poets day before. But on reflection it was refreshingly unexpected to have a checkout girl say something other than the disinterested "Hello how are you". It nearly broke my routine
Ah, she too had just learned an Australianism in that case - was surprised you could find a European check out chick in Woolies, havent seen one of them for years! They dont usually stray from script though, have to admit that!
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Old Apr 16th 2011, 9:27 pm
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Originally Posted by quoll
Had it happen on my last flight in - a BA last November. Was quite surprised and wondered why they had reinstated it!
Maybe something to do with where the plane came from. We didn't get it in Jan.
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Old Apr 16th 2011, 9:38 pm
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Originally Posted by Rambi
Maybe something to do with where the plane came from. We didn't get it in Jan.
There must be some criteria on which they spray or don't spray such as mossie spread diseases in the country where the plane began. Seems daft they don't spray before people embark if there is a risk there are bugs on board. When I flew Malaysian Air in 1999 to Sydney backpacking here we were definitely sprayed and to be quite frank probably needed it.

It would be amusing if they sprayed business and first as well although I'm not sure you'd even notice after the 20 or so Long Island Iced Teas you can fit into a 17 hour flight prior to slipping into a rum-based coma.
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Originally Posted by Turban Explorer
There must be some criteria on which they spray or don't spray such as mossie spread diseases in the country where the plane began. Seems daft they don't spray before people embark if there is a risk there are bugs on board. When I flew Malaysian Air in 1999 to Sydney backpacking here we were definitely sprayed and to be quite frank probably needed it.

It would be amusing if they sprayed business and first as well although I'm not sure you'd even notice after the 20 or so Long Island Iced Teas you can fit into a 17 hour flight prior to slipping into a rum-based coma.
I suspect the authorities at the departing airport don't give a monkeys about what bugs they're exporting. And don't want the expense.
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