Ran­dom rant

Townsville Bulletin - - Text The Editor -

Per­mis­sion to speak freely Cap’n ? I must vent, lest I im­plode. Item 1 – Would the chefs, cooks and peo­ple in cafes & sand­wich shops please cease their love af­fair with the pur­ple onions. More is not al­ways bet­ter, some­times it’s just more. Item 2 – I re­spect­fully re­quest shop as­sis­tants, in­clud­ing bank tell­ers and bar staff, re­frain from ad­dress­ing fe­male cus­tomers as ‘‘ Ma’am’’. Stop it now. It is pre­sump­tu­ous and ir­ri­tat­ingly Amer­i­can­ised. There is no need to ad­dress one by any ti­tle un­der those cir­cum­stances. A sim­ple ‘‘ Hello’’ and ‘‘ Thank you, bye bye’’ will suf­fice. Vent ends. Thank you Ed. M03 Ayr.

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