- pfsfinanceMember@pfsfinanceJoin Date: 2004Post Count: 171
The best parking space is determined by shade instead of distance.
Hot water comes out of both taps.
You learn that a seat belt buckle makes a pretty good branding iron.
The temperature drops below 35c and you feel a little chilly.
You discover that it only takes two fingers to steer your car.
You discover that you can get sunburnt through your car window.
You develop a fear of metal car door handles.
You break into a sweat the instant you step outside at 7:30am.
Your biggest bicycle wreck fear is, “What if I get knocked out and end up lying on the pavement and cook to death?”
You know that asphalt has a liquid state.
Farmers feed their chickens crushed ice to prevent them from laying hard-boiled eggs.
The cows are giving evaporated milk.
The trees are whistling for the dogs.
While walking back barefoot to your car from the beach, you do a tightrope act on the white lines in the car park.
You catch a cold from having the air-conditioner full blast while you sleep during the night.
You learn that K-Mart isn’t a department store it’s a temple to worship air-conditioning.
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Brenda IrwinParticipant@brenda-irwinJoin Date: 2003Post Count: 119
Having once lived in Nth Qld, I can associate with most of those observations. I’d like to add an extra one:
You become more of a night person, and a day sleeper.
If you want to get out of a hole, first stop digging.
emcdonaldMember@emcdonaldJoin Date: 2004Post Count: 162
amen to that kwilko, thank goodness for air conditioning and in-ground pools!
investronMember@investronJoin Date: 2003Post Count: 92
I wish I could think of a list for you southeners, but alas I’m only a Nth Queenslander
RavtownMember@ravtownJoin Date: 2004Post Count: 48
I just had a quick peek at your profile and you live in one of the few places of QLD that doesn’t suffer badly from those peculiarities.
I’m in Townsville and those one liners are pretty spot on!!!
I’m going to move to the Atherton area in the next 5 years. It’s all part of the plan.[cheesy]
pfsfinanceMember@pfsfinanceJoin Date: 2004Post Count: 171 jhopperMember@jhopperJoin Date: 2004Post Count: 278
Sounds like WA in many respects!! Just add the following:
Its 9pm on any weekday and the only place to buy milk is the petrol station. – learn’t that the hard way!
Sunday beers need to be planned and bought on Saturday as most bottleshops cannot open on Sundays – learn’t that the hard way too!!
888Participant@888Join Date: 2003Post Count: 4
These are only some of the reasons why….we love it up here…..[cap]
Matt PMember@matt-pJoin Date: 2003Post Count: 645
that could not be more spot on[tongue]
the heat is killing me today, and the air con never seems to get cold enough
“If you do what you have always done, you will get what you have always had.”
“Isn’t it time for a change?”