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Life & Style Weekend - - TREND - with Alexia Pur­cell Alexia Pur­cell is a so­cial me­dia edi­tor at News Corp.

AMID the grim na­ture that was the se­vere flood­ing in Lis­more, there was one man giv­ing peo­ple a well-needed laugh.

South Lis­more res­i­dent Tom Pap­worth had strung a sign up on the bal­cony of this two-storey prop­erty.

He was com­pletely sur­rounded by flood­wa­ter. And he was al­most out of chicken nuggets.

He told me he was stuck inside and thought he’d make a sign to give peo­ple a bit of a laugh.

“I’m just an ev­ery­day guy who was run­ning low on nuggets and thought it would be in good taste to share some light­hearted hu­mour with a grief-stricken com­mu­nity.”

And while they may not be air­dropped, the SES re­ceived Tom’s mes­sage (af­ter I tweeted them our story) loud and clear. And get­ting him some chicken nuggets is on their to-do list. Brent Hunter from NSW SES said: “I have per­son­ally spo­ken to Tom and un­for­tu­nately ad­vised him no nuggs are on the way due to higher pri­or­i­ties.

“But I will try and get him some in the next cou­ple of weeks.” Tom is just glad his sign brought a bit of light re­lief to the sit­u­a­tion.


Tom's sign in South Lis­more brought some light re­lief to the flood sit­u­a­tion.

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