Overheard: Young buck on train, reading travel catalogue to his mates, spotted a “bargain”, but maybe doesn’t pay attention to the news much. “I really want to go to Fiji.”

Spotted: Distinguished gentleman sitting at al fresco cafe table. Remarkably large foreheard, like one of those Tintin professors from The Shooting Star who needs the extra space in his head for his over-sized brain.

Annoying: Going to all the trouble of turning over the page in a broadsheet newspaper — quite difficult under some circumstances — only to find a double page of ads. Particularly when it’s ads such as bottle shops or cars, which I have zero interest in.

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.

3 replies on “Overheard/spotted/annoying”

I thought the problems were in Thailand atm or am I just behind with the news?

Daniel, have you ever read or flicked through an issue of Vanity Fair? I swear sometimes it is 70 or more pages before you get to the editorial and stories. They must pull in a squillion in advertising.

Oh god yes to Vanity Fair. I always flip to the back 1/8 of the bloody thing at the grocery store and read a bit, and put back before checking out :P Not paying for 80% bloody ads.

Interesting that you do people watching as well Daniel. I sometimes wonder what others see in me, actually. I mean, just as a quick glance, without speaking. I do enjoy guessing what people do for a living. Even guessed what a friend in WoW did for a living LOL, (guessed she was a teacher, but really a mortgage broker)

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