Shoe bust a near blunder
A true blue sandgroper has been left at a loss in a foreign land facing one of the ultimate Australian catastrophes.
Sarah Mullen is on the European adventure of a lifetime and all was going well until Monday night when she busted a plugga walking the streets of Madrid during the La Paloma Street Festival.
The thongs were bought in Darwin before taking the trip across the drink to Europe and were reportedly in tip-top shape.
To Ms Mullen’s utter devastation, she discovered the plug had broken in half, meaning a bread clip would be of no use.
Ms Mullen said while she did not think too much of it at first, it quickly dawned on her not wearing shoes was not acceptable outside of Australia.
“My first thought when I felt the road cushion my bare foot was ‘ahh, I'm home!’ It was like being back in Straya, if only for a moment,” she said.
“Luckily for me it was 11pm and everyone was busy drinking and dancing the salsa.
“I even encountered a ‘shoe five’ with a random whilst passing by, which I took as an exchange of respect.”
Ms Mullen said she would be visiting the Australian Embassy for support, and expected this to be dealt with as a matter of priority.
Sarah Mullen and her busted plugga.