I do my job fairly well. Why don't I get a gong? Lots of other people get a gong for doing their paid employment. Why not me?
What a farce this honours business is. Meanwhile, people like the couple who were featured on last night's 7.30 Report who help newly arrived immigrants and have since the early eighties go un- awarded. As does Gloria who used to live in our street in Balavlava. She collects signatures for petitions to various places over animal rights and has has done this for decades. Obviously neither know the right people to correctly phrase a nomination.
As well it really lowers the value of those recipients who do deserve and get an award.
Whole thing is a crock of the proverbial. May as well bring back knighthoods.