A few little snippets of news…

The bank came back to say that the first wacky weird amount of money that got slurped out of my Visa card, the $57.94 that went to Utah, well, they’re unslurping it. They did say they’d have to reconsider if the merchant in question comes up with a signed imprinted authorisation for the transaction, but as I’ve never been to Utah, I’m betting this won’t happen. They’re still looking at the other transaction.

The shop down on the corner, the most doomed retail location in the history of the universe, has disposed of yet another futile attempt at retailing. Yes, the beauty shop which only opened a few months ago, has closed its doors, and the For Let sign is up again. This place has had three incarnations during my six years residence here: first it was The Pot Spot (and always will be, in my mind), then it was a carpet shop, then after a long period of emptiness, it became the beauty shop. What will appear next? Who knows.

My landlady has yet again shown her limited understanding for rubbish disposal. Apparently she believes the logical way to get rid of a horrible old gas cooker is to leave it on the nature strip. It’s been there about a week – I’m guessing it will be there for quite a bit longer before it goes anywhere.

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.