SLOW DOWN, BOY
An honorary Coconut of mature age — perhaps more correctly, very mature age — has a boy of 11. On a recent trip to Thailand it turns out the young fellow had his dad on every conceivable fun ride there is. First it was the jet ski — bump, bump, bump. Then it was the little motorbikes — bump, bump, crash. Next it was the Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark near Pattaya. Two days later our old friend was battling to stay upright because of the back pain. Still, all good . . . Australian. She just can’t get the hang on Aussie speak, struth, hooroo, bottler, Buckley’s chance, cost big bickies, Furphy, or kangaroo loose in the top paddock…. Well, she will catch on some time, or come a gutser!