Last night was my first day back at work since Mum returned home, and my great plans of getting some stitching done was foiled by having to do work … bummer haha. I returned to 3 full pages of unread emails that kept me busy for a few hours, then the phones were quite busy.
I had a guy at work give a great compliment to the Kiwis, which was wonderful to hear … and it reminded me of a very different situation on my last day of work last week … After having two different staff members come through being exceptionally rude about Kiwis, I snapped … one stated a bomb should be dropped on my homeland and nuke all its inhabitants – I warned him to stop before he went any further as I was a Kiwi (this is the Readers Digest Condensed version!) … then the next insult was a girl ranting about how Kiwis annoy her, and they want to become another state of Australia, and we sure as hell don’t want them here (very condensed version!!) blah blah blah … I very bluntly told her to nip it in the bud, that I am a Kiwi, and I was finding her comments very offensive, and that I’m sick of hearing it … mutter mutter mutter.
On the whole, I have a very good sense of humour, and can take a lot of bantering … as a Kiwi living in Aussie, you need a thick skin haha (and if anyone wants any sheep jokes, I think I’ve heard every single one known to man … although every once in a while I do get surprised with a new one LOL). I absolutely adore Aussie and the majority of its people, and this is likely to be my home for a long time to come … there are just a few pig ignorant ones in tiniest minority that tarnish the image in my eyes. I will continue to laugh at a friend who baa’s like a sheep to me every time I pick up the phone, and I find it highly amusing to have the mickey taken out of my (and that of my countrymen) accent (mind you, I’m a real mimic with accents so I have a great Aussie twang going, and is probably why people don’t pick up that I’m a Kiwi) … but when you start saying you’d like to drop a bomb on my head or don’t welcome me in your country, don’t expect me to laugh … Sorry, dunno where that little rant came from …
And just to prove I DO have a sense of humour, my fellow Aussies and Kiwis will laugh at this one (especially the Aussies) … those of you in the ‘outer regions’ may not get the joke, as it’s based on the Aussies taking the mickey out of the Kiwis’ accent, and you probably need to know the nuances of the accents – but I think it’s absolutely hilarious! (You’ll have to click on the link to enlarge it to be able to read it.)
And don’t ask me why, but that reminds me to check out Google to see if there’s a Billy T James DVD for sale … a great Kiwi comedian from my ‘youth’ …
Back to stitching … I forgot to post a few weeks ago about some new ‘smalls’ designs that have me drooling (but no, I’m still not tempted until my challenge is over LOL). If you haven’t seen them before, check these out … aren’t they all gorgeous?? The great thing about being abstinent for so long, is honing that wishlist down to seriously droolable items haha … ;P
Old Italian Sewing Set by Giulia Punti Antichi
While I Darn Sewing Set by Giulia Punti Antichi
Quaker Schoolgirl Needle Necessities by With My Needle