Good Mail MICHELLE COLLINS
A dad out Gordon Park way went into panic mode after green-lighting his adult son’s plan to host a birthday party in the family home. The deal was that dad would vacate the premises on the night. Over a coffee the morning after, dad checked his Facebook feed only to learn that the neighbourhood was all a-twitter watching police chasing two youths around the streets and over backyard fences. Fearing the culprits may have been partygoers gone bad, dad hit the phone. The startled host was unimpressed by the rude awakening and assured the father that all the guests had slipped away – in an orderly manner – many hours earlier.
“Is that the Morgans?” a teenager asked as he and mum drove past a snappily dressed family entourage about to knock on a neighbour’s door. The L-plater driver must have been referring to a former schoolmate of that name, so mum thought. Then the penny dropped: “Do you mean the Mormons?”
Northside Goodmailer was sure he had logged his home landline number with the Commonwealth Government’s Do Not Call Register to neutralise the predatory intentions of overseas call centres. That was until around tea time this week when voice calls he kept missing showed a local number to call back on. Trouble was, it turned out it was actually the office of his local federal pollie that was disturbing the peace with some “survey”.
Tacky email on Friday from a cruise publication promoting its latest edition. The subject line was: “Mumdies after falling from Pacific Dawn; WIN a $10,000 Mekong cruise; Our verdict on Symphony and more.”
Colleague was unable to use the family tickets she bought to attend the Commonwealth Games rugby sevens so she advertised them on eBay for just $20 more than the original cost so she couldn’t be accused of being greedy or a scalper. When her hubby said he couldn’t find their posting on the website, she went in to tweak the wording then “relisted” the tickets. A few minutes later, she tweaked the post a bit more, then again clicked the relist button. Problem was, she wasn’t just editing the original post but adding two additional lots of tickets for sale. She later had to contact two very disappointed buyers.
JOKE OF THE WEEK
Two young female mice are sitting at a local coffee shop catching up when one of them says: “I’ve got a new boyfriend; would you like to see a photo of him?” Her friend says yes and the mouse takes out her mobile phone and shows her friend a picture of her new beau. “OMG, that’s a bat!” her friend exclaims. “What?” replies the mouse in disbelief. “He told me he was a pilot.”
Sign on Morayfield M ice dispenser chutes itself in the foot.