Good on ya mum and other great feedback
READERS commented on a number of Weekend’s stories online this week. Weekend loves to hear your feedback on anything in the magazine. Find our stories online in the lifestyle or opinion sections of the website, or email email@example.com.
Last Saturday, Weekend featured former NRL photographer Col Whelan’s ultimate pub crawl when he went bush on a mission to document some of the most isolated and beautiful pubs in the country. In the online comments, robertybob of Casuarina wrote there were many country pubs letting campers park for free “as long as you drop into the pub for a great home-cooked meal at reasonable prices”.
“And of course the real beauty of these places is that you can have a few beers and walk back to your camp,” the commenter wrote online.
Also in last Saturday’s magazine, our Mum’s the Word columnist Sue Clohesy pondered whether the birthday plan for one of her children made her a hero or villain.
Online commenter justjanm, of Hervey Bay, had this to say: “Wonderful lateral thinking. Well done, mum!”
And in Pollie Tickled, columnist Michael Burlace lamented the death of many bank services.
Online commenter Beepee, of Grafton, had this to say: “I don't know how many people are upset as to what is happening to our banking system, but I certainly am,” they wrote.
“The wages of the CEOs is obscene and if/when the capitalist system collapses around them, they can take the blame for killing the goose that laid the golden eggs.
“I think banks should employ old people to see how people in the real world actually function, not only in the banking system, but technology in general.
“Ever been in a group of old people trying to use their smartphones? It is hilarious (if there happens to be no life threatening event) but even making a phone call is a major task, causing laughter, frustration, swearing and phones being thrown in the bin.“