Keep it down in the quiet carriages
WE ALL know things are done differently up here in Queensland, but one poor visitor to the southern states is now absolutely certain that’s the case when it comes to quiet carriage etiquette.
He received a little more than he bargained for during a train ride south from Sydney.
“On the quiet carriage passing Helensburgh, and sitting by the opposite window an older lady - well dressed with enough jewellery to bribe her way across the border - is cross-stitching a snowflake when she suddenly shifts her weight and, casual as you please, lets rip a fart of truly epic proportions,” our stunned visitor said.
“She doesn’t look around or acknowledge the other passengers.
“I doubt she even dropped a stitch.”
A COUPLE visiting Greece was tired and not really thinking following their long trip.
They were exploring around the Acropolis when they got stopped by a man who wanted to have a chat and asked how they were and where they were from.
All of a sudden he started tying bracelets around their wrists and asked for “any money out of the kindness of their hearts”.
Realising they had been set up for a scam the only way they could get out of the situation was a donation of 15 euros ($22).
The young lass was not really annoyed at losing the money, but more that she had been made aware of the Romani people of Greece after a friend had been scammed out of $40 during his own trip.
A WISE Toowoomba woman was pretty happy to pat herself on the back after avoiding a scam recently, but it turned out being wise to a dodgy call just wasn’t
The call was from a mobile number purportedly belonging to debt collector Dun and Bradstreet.
Our lady was pretty certain she didn’t owe Telstra a cent, so she refused to offer her details
and perhaps even pulled out a creative epithet or two.
She got off the phone, put in a call to both Telstra and the real Dun and Bradstreet to confirm her debt-free status and was satisfied at a job well done.
The only problem was the
scammer kept calling back, insisting the only way to make the calls go away was to provide her details.
Not one to back down easily, she found herself with a few spare minutes.
She called the number back and when the woman
answered and thought she’d finally reeled in her fish after weeks of effort, our wise woman said, “Oh, you can’t help me. I just thought I’d call up to find out what you’d be doing if I hadn’t just called you.”