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It’s just not cricket

March 27, 2015 - 10:50 -- Admin

Welcome to our weekly ‘Your Say’.

‘Your Say’ is where readers can talk about anything they want.

After last night’s great win by Australia some may want to talk about the cricket. Australian cricket followers must be buzzing at the thought of a World Cup final against our little brothers, New Zealand. I like to see underdogs win – yes, New Zealand will be the underdogs – but seriously, we don’t want the Kiwis to win, do we?  It’s just not cricket.

And neither is ‘Your Say’. It’s not just about the cricket.

In other less exciting news there is a state election in NSW on Saturday. The Baird Government is expected to be returned but let’s not underestimate the strength of the protest votes against Tony Abbott, the likes of which we saw in the Victoria and Queensland elections and a by-election in SA. I will choke on my breakfast if the Baird win is hailed by Tony Abbott as an endorsement of his government. He’s egotistical enough to do it, but in my opinion that’s just not cricket.

The crash of the Germanwings flight 4U9525 has taken a new twist following revelations that the co-pilot deliberately crashed the plane. Un-fkn-believable. I guess we’ll never know why he did it. We can only speculate, and I’m certain there will be much of that over the next couple of months.

AIMN readers may wish to discuss any of the above three events. Naturally we would welcome a topic you may wish to introduce yourself. That’s what ‘Your Say’ is for.

I might finish on an amazing coincidence that happened during the week. I was in the post office where the lady who served me commented on my watch.

“That’s a nice watch”.

“Thank you”.

“Where did you buy it?”


“Really? I’m going to America next week”.

“Where abouts?”

“Las Vegas”.

“That’s where I bought the watch”.

Anyway, the story doesn’t end there.

I would assume that any person jetting off on an American holiday would have taken care their visa requirements, but I asked just the same.

“Have you filled out your ESTA?”

“No. What’s an ESTA?”

Oh dear. She doesn’t have her visa to get into America. So I explained what the ESTA was and then went on my merry way.

I saw her again the next day and was pleased to hear that last night her son went online and completed the visa applications for the family. It was when she said the following that I realised what an amazing coincidence this had been:

“If I hadn’t have commented about your watch . . . my holiday would have been ruined. It’s as though someone was willing you into the post office”.

By the way, I’ll be back at the post office on Monday – posting off the iPad prizes to our lucky winners.

Some happy blokes (image from

Some happy blokes (image from

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