Peter Skinner, Ian Minus, Tony Hunt, Duncan Harman, Peter Miniutti, Stewart Smith, Lorna Denham, Steve Warrell
Recently returned from sojourns in both Barraba and Bingara caravan parks, Peter Skinner of Beecroft found that “no matter how edgy, ‘Euroluxe’ or designer-gorgeous our chic city bathrooms may be, there is no more sensationally satisfying shower to be had in this nation than in the stalls, however outdated, of a country caravan park. Why is it so?”
Having successfully updated the lights and appliances to obey his voice commands via Google Assistant, Ian Minus of Killarney Heights embarked on a project to raise the garage door in the same way. “Feeling smug, I trained the system to respond to the verbal command ‘Open Sesame’. Google Assistant however, instead of opening said door, began playing Sesame Street on my smart TV, brought to me by the letters F and U.”
Everyone loves a shaggy dog tale. Peter Miniutti of Ashbury wonders if “Harriette’s problem (C8) could be that Norman Carter is a chucker”, while Stewart Smith of Tea Gardens thinks it could simply be that Harriette is just not a cricketer. “She could be/might have been really good at softball or billiards though if only given the chance.” Steve Warrell of Wagga Wagga hints that perhaps it is Norman who should “seek out professional help for playing cricket with a dog instead of sending out for help for Harriette”.
Speaking of professional help, veterinarian Dr Tony Hunt of Gordon is on the case. “Norman, I’ll first need to know if Harriette (C8) faced you in a right or left-handed stance and with which hand you bowl. This problem has come up with dogs a few times in my career.”
In response to the reports of encounters with Riff and Raff (C8), Duncan Harman of Bundamba (Qld) recalls working at “a post office on an air force base situated at the front gate to the base, with a wall separating the public customers from the defence force customers. I was told it was to separate the riff from the RAAF”.