Last beer sign fine for read­ers

Isis Town and Country - - News - Matthew McIn­er­ney Re­porter matthewm­cin­er­ney@apn.com.au

ON­LINE re­ac­tion to the Ap­ple Tree Creek Ho­tel bill­board just out­side Childers on the Bruce Hwy has re­stored my faith in peo­ple.

I no­ticed the sign last Thurs­day on my trav­els around the Isis re­gion to check on lo­cal flood­ing, and the “last beer on the Bruce High­way be­fore Gin Gin” part sprung to mind.

I asked the News Mail to throw the photo on its Face­book page to find out what peo­ple thought, and I was hap­pily blown away by the re­sponse.

Any fear I had of po­lit­i­cally cor­rect­ness and the slowly pro­gress­ing “nanny state” is now shat­tered.

Pri­vately, I’m a big fan of push­ing bound­aries, par­tic­u­larly when it comes to po­lit­i­cal cor­rec­tive­ness, just so long as it’s taste­ful.

But even taste­ful com­ments deemed po­lit­i­cally in­cor­rect have come un­der fire in re­cent time. Thank­fully on this oc­ca­sion common sense – and hu­mour – won, and I look for­ward to stop­ping by the Ap­ple Tree Creek Ho­tel for more non-al­co­holic bevies be­fore do­ing business on the Bruce.

PHOTO: MATTHEW MCIN­ER­NEY

FUN: This sign out­side Childers caught some at­ten­tion, but most Face­book re­spon­dents said it was fine, hu­mor­ous, and an in­ven­tive play on words seen in other ads.

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