Santa, Really? She’s Not Looking Too Flash!
Santa, cuz! Remember that B&W Christmas list we did? Back in 2016 Get ready for part 2! Remember you were going to have a few words with the man upstairs? I tried to talk to him personally but apparently you are now his team leader. The list consisted of 8 major goals, and unfortunately we haven’t achieved a single one of them. Really?! I think I should have given you a written warning for this! But, given that festive season is upon us, I’ll give you a second shot at this. POLITICAL CORRECTNESS – Really, this country is run by a bunch of kindergarten kids who squabble over who plays with who, who can out do who, and who can throw the most $$$ at a problem. Politicians mate – voted in to be paid to sit there and tell a pack of lies and put bandaids over problems instead of nutting out long term solutions. HEALTH – The good are dying young…how is this still happening? Santa, honestly, our health system SUCKS. Staffing and funding levels are stretched to the limits whilst hospital departments are bursting at the seams and dealing with more cases at both extremes – people with common colds presenting in ED claiming they’re dying and those dying are still waiting to be seen! We spent millions of dollars doing stupid reviews on a problem we already knew was there, but cannot spend the money on improving the found issues. Yet we can find the money to poison the country that we love – but don’t get me started on that… RESPECT, HONESTY, LOYALTY – These are words we hear an awful lot about, but the trouble is that nobody actually understands them anymore. RESPECT - is earnt. It is not a God given right. Respect your elders, peers, and yourself. Give respect until someone deems themselves disrespectful. LOYALTY - That’s a curly one isn’t it! Well you don’t hear much of that anymore. Perhaps we might need to throw a dictionary to some of these people because their interpretation of it is different to mine! HONESTY - If you ask me a question I will honestly tell you what I think. Don’t run the other way and have a sook if that is not what you want to hear – not everything is personal. BLACK AND WHITE – Let’s say what we mean, mean what we say & cut to the chase. Be straight up! Life is too short to have grey areas. Put all your cards on the table and stop being a pansy. Because we certainly are breeding them in this country now! HUMILITY – LIFE IS SHORT – BE WHO YOU ARE! You are not special – we are all the same. Make the most of every opportunity, do great things, but stay humble. Get out there and get it done. Do not let doubt be your biggest enemy. Alright Santa, I think that is a good start to a wish list! Think of these as your KPI’s to move forward with. We will review them again this time next year… Seriously though, guys! I would like to thank everybody in the Tararua for their ongoing support. It really is a great place to live! The team at Dave’s Sports n Outdoors would like to wish everybody a safe and merry Christmas, and to remind you that this time of year is about two very important things: Family… and my till of course! Which will hopefully runneth over, bringing joy to the IRD all across the land… Cheers, Dave. P.S as per usual, I promise I won’t shoot your reindeer!