The Gold Coast Bulletin - - LIFESTYLE -

IT SEEMS the elec­tions for a body cor­po­rate com­mit­tee in one of our high­rises has ruf­fled the feathers of a gag­gle of own­ers with some call­ing foul over the de­ci­sion to re-elect the com­mit­tee. One ag­grieved owner has coined a nick­name for one of the com­mit­tee mem­bers af­ter US Pres­i­dent Trump. Faster than you can say “fake news”, all the of­fend­ing ma­te­rial scrolled with Trump has been re­moved from pub­lic view­ing. Due to CCTV cam­eras, it’s only a mat­ter of time be­fore the graf­fiti artist is named and shamed.

STEP right up – we have a new con­tender for this year’s big­gest cheap­skate. A lit­tle un­happy with her curves, this so­cial sheila de­cided to pop onto the op­er­at­ing table and get part of her stom­ach snipped away to re­duce her weight. The gas­tro snip has worked, and she is now boast­ing a slim­mer fig­ure, al­though she is claim­ing it was all diet and ex­er­cise. This lass downs enough sauv blanc in one sit­ting to fill a fully loaded petrol pump, how­ever, eat­ing su­per­sized meals is no longer pos­si­ble. Only able to di­gest a small plate of food she con­tacted an up­mar­ket buf­fet to ask for a dis­count as there is no way she could eat enough food to get value for money. This swanky venue po­litely de­clined the re­quest and missy was so un­happy that a tantrum be­fit­ting a toddler was thrown and she threat­ened to bag the venue to all her al­leged wide net­work of friends. One slight is­sue, with no one know­ing about her re­duc­tion in the tum tum tubes ex­cept her ex­hus­band, who is she go­ing to tell about not ob­tain­ing a dis­count? Chop, chop … next!

SPEAK­ING of dis­counts, just head­ing to Lo­gan to get a cheaper price on a new mat­tress might not be the best op­tion. Want­ing to save some dosh on a new mat­tress, this lovely lo­cal lass headed up the M1 to ne­go­ti­ate a bet­ter deal. That was achieved – how­ever, pay­ing a $100 de­liv­ery fee was not fac­tored into the deal. Next day a skinny de­liv­ery driver ar­rived with the mat­tress … how­ever, he rocked up to the apart­ment with no help. The dame was not im­pressed as she had to help carry the queen-sized mat­tress up two flights of stairs with her bare hands and seemed to have more strength than the wafer-thin de­liv­ery driver. Good news is that the mat­tress is in and be­ing put to good use with her new beau. She is, how­ever, keep­ing tightlipped on the fact she had to lift the whop­per up the stairs to save face with her lover. Not all dis­counted pur­chases end up the best over­all op­tion. Les­son learnt!

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