General chat

“Is there any way we could have a thread for the more lightweight stuff like music and general chat?”

Do it here. Please no personal attacks or bickering. Anything abusive, provocative or inflammatory may be deleted.

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  1. Gezza

     /  12th October 2018

    Crap day here. Hosing down. Blustering southerlies. Ducks and pooks looking miserable, standing on the lawn, looking up – feathers blowing around. Poor Sweety Pooky was blown off her feet twice pecking up wheat grains. Sparrers and Fledgy Blackbird sheltering in my patio …

    I drove up to the Rua to get some more wheat supplies and on the way back had to smile at a car turning in front of me at a roundabout: number plate number was: N0NE.

    I also notice something I like about Welly is, whenever you stop at a pedestrian crossing, all the people crossing nearly always give you a smile and wave for doing so. Does this happen elsewhere?

    • Blazer

       /  12th October 2018

      I saw it happen in Parnell once…John Key was on the…crossing.

    • PartisanZ

       /  12th October 2018

      ‘Round here you wave at every driver you pass going the other way …

      Those few you don’t know personally, probably tourists, seem to like it too.

      Regular occurrence at pedestrian crossings in Kerikeri (where they have a massive overpopulation of pedestrian crossings called “town planning”)

      Once heard a stranger here ask a local if they knew where “So-and-So” lived …

      Local thought a moment and then said, “Orh, yeah, he’s my neighbour! Lives about 20 kms past me on the same road … “

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  12th October 2018

        Most people do here; that little raised hand that says ‘thank you.’ It’s like people saying thank you to a bus driver, even though they are just doing their job. Almost everyone says it as they are hopping off. It was noticeable yesterday when a group didn’t.

      • Ray

         /  12th October 2018

        Same down here, when I am out walking I get plenty of arm exercise waving to people who seem to know me.

  2. PartisanZ

     /  12th October 2018

    Antidote for the Robot Rock –


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