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Old Apr 17th 2011, 7:39 pm
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Originally Posted by Rambi
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I think they keep using me as a training ground. Each time one new one and one old one turns up.
I heard once that you flummox them by asking, "If Adam was made from dust and Eve was made from one of his ribs, why did they both have belly buttons?"
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Old Apr 17th 2011, 7:42 pm
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Originally Posted by sammax
I heard once that you flummox them by asking, "If Adam was made from dust and Eve was made from one of his ribs, why did they both have belly buttons?"
How do you know that they did?
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Originally Posted by brissybee
...you can't wait for Winter.
yes because winter here is gorgeous!!
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How do you know that they did?
Um, only going by the pictures!!
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The plane has to be treated and the airline has 2 options.

Either the plane goes in for a serious treatment once every so often which lasts a certain amount of time. If you're the first to fly after that you'll be getting a healthy dose of insectide for 24 hours!

Or they spray before landing.

I'm guessing they mostly go for the peiodic treatment now, but I guess if it's missed for whatever reason they will do the spray to meet the Aus requirements.
Wasn't there some compensation case in the US by Qantas staff? I seem to remember that was around the time Qantas stopped the spraying on their flights.
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Wasn't there some compensation case in the US by Qantas staff? I seem to remember that was around the time Qantas stopped the spraying on their flights.
Some info about United and their Australia flights here:

http://perrysanderslaw.com/art7.html

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Old Apr 18th 2011, 12:15 am
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Originally Posted by sammax
I heard once that you flummox them by asking, "If Adam was made from dust and Eve was made from one of his ribs, why did they both have belly buttons?"


I always thought Adam didn't have a belly button.

However, I do good debate. They know I'm an atheist but they do seem to like a chat and test things out.
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YKYAIAW....

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You get ripped off nearly $25 for a bit of "tonight's special" lasagne. :curse:
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Old Apr 28th 2011, 2:40 am
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Originally Posted by moneypenny20
First Born got a snotty customer the other day, she actually came home and asked if 'that bloke Grayling' had moved here.


YKYIA when the nearest shop within walking distance is not a grubby little SPAR, but a good sized IGA.

As you walk, you notice the footpath is clean. The road is clean. The T-junction leading to your street has been freshly resealed. The IGA car park is clean. The IGA is clean. Even the bogan at the checkout looks as if he at least knows someone who has a friend who is clean ()

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YKYIA when the nearest shop within walking distance is not a grubby little SPAR, but a good sized IGA.

As you walk, you notice the footpath is clean. The road is clean. The T-junction leading to your street has been freshly resealed. The IGA car park is clean. The IGA is clean. Even the bogan at the checkout looks as if he at least knows someone who has a friend who is clean ()
Gotta give you that. But you missed the part where the car park is full of your neighbours' cars and someone has grafittied the road markings pink
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I live in a different Australia - I walk round the corner to the SPAR, past the really rough pub on the corner, stepping over pavement pizza

The SPAR however is far from grubby, and stocks more wholefoods, gluten-free, dairy-free, etc., stuff than Woolies.
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Originally Posted by paulry
Gotta give you that. But you missed the part where the car park is full of your neighbours' cars and someone has grafittied the road markings pink


And there's still a spraypainted "Happy New Year" on the tarmac, from 1999.

We don't have SPAR in South Australia. According to their website, they only cover QLD, NSW, ACT, NT and "Pacific Island areas." Funny how these multinationals never seem to make it past the eastern sea board. Their websites will say something like "9 million stores worldwide! Biggest chain on the planet!" but when they reach Australia, the best they can manage is 100 stores huddled around Sydney like a bunch of frightened mice.

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Old Apr 28th 2011, 10:09 am
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And there's still a spraypainted "Happy New Year" on the tarmac, from 1999.
Admiring your own handwriting were you?
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....You watch British television, do 75% of your non-food shopping overseas (online) and attend dentist appointments in Singapore, Brazil, South Africa or Malaysia.
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