Southern Cross Station was buzzing with people, extra busy because of school holidays. The pleasant enough cafe where I once caught up with blog mates is now a Hungry Jacks. I am appalled but it didn't stop me buying a cheeseburger.
As I get older, I find I get appalled far more often, but the advertisements for a private gambling company, the TAB, at a public railway station are truly appalling.
We once strayed into a gambling area with Little Jo when she was a baby. We were quickly moved on. Yet this advertising is seen by hundreds of children and youth every day. I am appalled.
There are promises of riches, but the reality is a good percentage of the money you gamble will go to government, which is not a bad thing for me and those who don't gamble, and a smaller percentage to a private company.
Gambling can be a bit of fun at times, but don't ever expect to win.