Tuesday, August 5, 2008

The care and the careless

In the last two days, two things have made me smile.
The first was at the service station while my gas bottle was getting filled.
A car pulls in on the complete opposite side of the forecourt to where the attendant is filling my bottle. A guy gets out of the car and there is a girl in the front seat. The guy yells across the forecourt. "Do you sell pregnancy kits?"
I guess it was nice that he was prepared to do the asking but not sure I would want that yelled across the forecourt while I was sitting in the car.
In case you are wondering garages do not seem to sell them.
So from the careless to the surprisingly caring.
It is rubbish day today so recycling bins have all been out and emptied. Just down the road a group of bins have been emptied but they have not just been thrown to the side of the road, or stacked roughly. They have been arranged neatly into a pyramid.
I like creativity for no reason. I am already wondering what feat of engineering they might try next week.
Rubbish day has just got more exciting.

5 Favourite Sights Seen

  • 1996 Watching tropical lightning turn night to day, outside a little wooden church in a small village in Sabah.
  • 2004 Flying down the Rainbow Valley at 8000ft in a cessna on a clear blue day.
  • 2003 Seeing and hearing Michael Schmacher rolling out of the pit garage in his Ferrari in Hungary.
  • 2009 Chancing upon 100 or more dolphins just off the Kaikoura Coast swimming around, jumping out of the water, doing somersaults and generally having fun.
  • 2006 Finding a pool at the bottom of a waterfall in the bush at Kaikoura that was full of playing baby seals.