Sunday, October 26, 2014

Sunday Selections

River just keeps coming up with her Sunday Selections for our delectation.  My photo cupboard is nearly bare of un-themed oddments, but here are a few.

R's unpaid workplace called him desperate for someone to come to work. As he did not have anything planned and in spite of my warnings that they will expect more and more from him if he succumbs to such calls, he went. To his surprise they called him back to the office when he had finished and they said, while we don't normally do this, we were desperate, so thank you, and presented him with a bottle of decent champagne and a thank you card.


Not sure where this came from but unlike the slogan says, it did not fit.


When I was taking photos of the memorial flowers on the tree outside McDonalds I noticed things were pretty messy in the street from McDonalds and Subway food place wrappings etc. Clearing rubbish from the street is the responsibility of Melbourne City Council, but do you think McDonalds has a moral responsibility to keep the streets outside of the stores clear of litter with their name all over it? These open topped bins are quite useless as ravens just hop into them and throw rubbish out until they find something tasty.



Oh, so there is no garlic bread with the pasta matriciana then my dear? Fortunately there was some more, so just a ten minute delay to dinner.


Inflating.


We have lift off.


25 comments:

  1. Champagne and a thank you card? Wow. They must have been really desperate - which I just realised sounds as if I am being rude about R. Which I am not.
    Always love balloons - thank you.

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    1. Not at all misinterpreted EC. There used to be a ballooning season. Now they fly all year.

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  2. In my experience as a volunteer, the more you give, the more they become accustomed to but the decent organisations also regularly show their appreciation.

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    1. Receive a little payola at times do you Victor?

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    2. I'll ignore that inferred slur against the good Sisters.

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    3. There are still Sisters in your Catholic hospital. I think there is only one at any of ours and she is quite old and foreign born.

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  3. Andrew, it is very nice behaviour from charity organisation and it means R is a well and reliable worker. Lovely photos of city I love modern cities...

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    1. Gosia, he is very good at managing older people. They all like him.

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  4. I had to look twice at the garlic bread in the bin...I initially mistook it for Japan McDonald's new squid ink burger (which was in the news about a month ago)!

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    1. AdRad, it isn't April 1. You must be telling the truth. Yuk!

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  5. OOOOOO..that garlic bread, not good.
    Maccas and their litter, but then it's the responsibility of those that eat it, they should put the rubbish in the bin in my book.

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    1. WA, of course it is the person who leaves it there who is wrong. But it is like someone dumping something on your nature strip. While it is not your land and you aren't responsible for it, you pick up what is there because it looks bad.

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  6. McDonald's slacking? Not much new there.

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    1. Rubye, I thought the cleanliness around their stores was thrashed out years ago. It seems not.

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    2. At least Makkers stopped using those hideous packaging materials that would not be bio-degradable in 1,000 years.

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    3. Hels, yes mostly just cardboard now.

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  7. Snap! The last time I cooked garlic bread it looked just like that. *~*
    Macca's waste problem will outlive us all I fear. Perhaps a giant constantly burning incinerator in the carpark might help. The homeless could take it over and be comfortably warm all winter.
    I'm impressed with R's workplace giving him champers and a card. I think of all the times I got asked to come in early because someone else had called in sick, ditto stay later or come in on my day off, and never even got a thank you.

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    1. River, it is not the first time he has done that. Of course it sets off the smoke alarms. I like your idea of a perpetual incinerator, but there is no carpark. To note, R's 'job' is a volunteer one and he doesn't get paid. I never do favours for my work but I do my job well.

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  8. Good for R bringing home the champers. I agree about the Macca rubbish. They should clean it up. Some years ago we lived fairly close to McDonalds. We often had wrappers in our street. My neighbour used to tell friends who wanted directions to his house, that he lived one milkshake away from McDonalds, because he often had milkshake containers in the gutter out side his house.

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    1. Brought a smile to my face Diane.

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  9. Aww that's lovely that the 'organization' showed their appreciation Andrew. R deserves it, he seems like a very kind and caring gentleman! As for McDonalds I don't think there's anything kind OR caring about them!

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    1. Grace, yes he does deserve it. I deserve something too when he reacts to stress while he is doing it. Yes, always interesting to watch balloons. Not that I want to see it happen, but I wonder if one day will see a bad landing.

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  10. P.s. How cool to see the air balloons go up, I'd love to snap that with my long lens :)

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  11. R deserves that recognition. Such a lovely person.

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    1. Fun60, 99% of the time he is, but oh that 1%!

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