The Good, the bad and the cuddly of the week that was

9 Jun

Good – NSW Government Considering Quiet Carriages on trains.
So apparently the NSW will consider pinching an idea from QLD where they’ve introduced ‘quiet carriages’ on trains – in other words – mobile phone and loud music free parts of the train. Read about it here. Great idea! I’m a slightly nosey person, and sometimes I eavesdrop on other people’s phone conversations, and they are mostly very very boring. They go like this. ‘Hi, it’s me.’ (who else would it be? Could you imagine saying ‘Hi, it’s not me.’) ‘I’m on the train/bus/walking in Martin Place/etc.’ (Who cares where you are? Is that really what you called to say?) I think such mundane (and often loud) conversations should be restricted to certain carriages so all the phone users can bore the pants off each other with their ravings. Can you believe they’re already doing this in QLD? A good idea from north of the border. Who knew? They may not be able to sort out daylight saving – but they’ve got this nailed. Let’s hope the NSW Government takes it up and extends the mobile-free zone to other enclosed spaces like cafes, shops and restaurants.

The Bad – Sarah Ferguson bares her soul in a new documentary series.
Poor Fergie. She just doesn’t get it. The latest in the royal black-sheep saga is that she’s been paid $300,000 for a six part doco called ‘Finding Sarah’ on the Oprah Winfrey Network. The series follows her ‘therapy’ to deal with issues from her childhood such as abuse at the hands of her mother who Fergie says would threaten to ‘beat the devil out of her’. Her mother also said a vein on her forehead was evidence she was the anti-christ.”When she used to hit me because I didn’t sit on my potty or wouldn’t eat, a little vein would come up on the centre of my head near my red hair …”It’s just the way I was brought up. No wonder I’m so flawed.”
The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Sarah’s Sydney-based sister Jane Ferguson has seen the show and says she ‘did not have the same experiences growing up.” I understand Fergie is skint and needs the money. But this isn’t the way to do it. After the recent scandal where she was caught selling access to her former husband, Prince Andrew, I think public sympathy for Fergie has run out. And how must her poor daughters feel – seeing their Mum having to expose herself in this way. How about just getting a normal job, like the rest of us, to make ends meet?

The Cuddly – baby scared by Dad’s snoring.
Yes – it looks like a set-up. But it’s cute. Watch it for a smile.

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