THE THUMBS

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and thank-you to Jas­mine, a cashier at Big W, who man­aged to change the time on my stub­born in­ex­pen­sive watch. She did it with a wel­com­ing smile, too. Thankyou also to the man on the Tech counter who as­sisted.

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to Coun­cil for wa­ter­ing parks and sports fields in the mid­dle of the day! Just be­cause you’re us­ing grey wa­ter doesn’t change the fact that it’s the most waste­ful time to use sprin­klers in the heat. And why are we us­ing our bore wa­ter to wa­ter parks? Isn’t that our backup plan for drink­ing wa­ter?

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to a lack of re­spect for dif­fer­ent views been shown in pub­lic. When mak­ing a pur­chase, I asked the owner of a dress shop if the slaugh­ter of race­horses aired on the ABC had im­pacted sales for race wear? An­other cus­tomer shouted at me that it was the “com­mu­nist ABC” and yelled about shoot­ing her horses. I said qui­etly a sin­gle shot to the head would be eu­thana­sia, hardly slaugh­ter. An­other cus­tomer com­mented on the grav­ity of the slaugh­ter. I felt am­bushed when this woman shouted at me, it was a very un­pleas­ant ex­pe­ri­ence and I was pleased the other cus­tomer made a com­ment about how hor­ren­dous the slaugh­ter had been.

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to Julie of Cross Cafe who al­ways wel­comes cus­tomers and shows care for our well­be­ing. Re­cently she even cleaned a wind­screen mud­died from the dust and rain drops.

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to the per­son us­ing a whip­per snip­per near the main round­about in West Dubbo. They showed a lack of con­sid­er­a­tion for mo­torists pass­ing by – a rock flew up, hit my car and left a small dent and chipped the paint work.

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to Robyn, Deb­bie and Pa­trice from Dubbo TAFE for be­ing such lovely teach­ers to their stu­dents and clients. 

Thumbs Down to the in­con­sid­er­ate peo­ple who don’t have their dogs on leads and don’t pick up af­ter them when they’ve gone to the toi­let.

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and a sin­cere ap­pre­ci­a­tion to Aaron Mcmil­lan from Colour Copy Shop for his gen­eros­ity in print­ing 50 copies of the Start of the Zoo2­zoo Black Dog Char­ity Cy­cling Event by Premier Gla­dys Bere­jik­lian. A copy was given to all rid­ers and sup­port crew as a me­mento.

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to the King of the Road who tail­gated my ‘L’ plate driver son, then honked the horn when – “sur­prise” – he made a new­bie’s mis­take, so this is also a Thumbs Up for teach­ing him to watch out for id­iots on the road.

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to Price­line Phar­macy on Mac­quarie street for fan­tas­tic ser­vice.

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to Geoff Richards Panel Beat­ing and a huge thank-you to all the staff for the fab­u­lous ser­vice – it was a won­der­ful sur­prise that my Toy­ota Camry was re­turned washed and pol­ished... from one very grate­ful lady.

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to Sa­van­nah at the Tel­stra Shop in Mac­quarie Street for the fab­u­lous ser­vice set­ting up my Ap­ple watch and new phone. You were bril­liant!

Thumbs Up to the staff at Bren­nan’s Mitre 10 for as­sist­ing to my wife when she was feel­ing un­well, even though they were ex­tremely busy on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 26. They called an am­bu­lance and made sure she was okay. Thank you very much!

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