Sideswipe

A daily look at life's oddities by Ana Samways

Sideswipe: December 12: For lease navidad

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Stewart had a laugh at this on his way past this flat in George St, Dunedin.

Axe and you shall receive

Good parenting on Trade Me: "Support Child Labour! 8x4 trailer of macrocarpa handsplit by 14-year-old! Fundraiser for our teenager who is desperate for an iPad for Xmas but thought mum and dad should pay for it! No, no, no - we need him to learn the lesson that reward comes from hard work! So please bid on this load of hand-split macrocarpa to help us make the point. And while we are at it, if the winner is a Mosgiel senior citizen, we'll get the lad to stack it too, to teach him a little about being charitable and doing that wee bit extra! You win, we win, and he wins - and what's even better is that when he falls in love with his new technology, we'll be able to remove it occasionally to correct any 'behavioural issues' we may strike."

Nothing to indicate why drivers do it

Kevin asks if he's missed a law change. "There seems to be lots of people indicating right when approaching a roundabout when they are going straight on.

I always thought it was a left indicator if you intend to turn left or a right indicator if you intend to turn right. You also indicate left just before leaving the roundabout. Really annoying when you wait because someone coming in the opposite direction is indicating right but they then go straight on. Suppose that's better than those turning right that don't bother indicating at all."

Back to front and loving it

Chris decided to take his two young daughters to see Taylor Swift (pictured) for their first ever concert experience. "We got the cheap, last-minute release $90 dollar tickets and found we were at the very back of the seated section of the floor at Vector Arena. When Taylor came on, everyone stood up so my girls stood up on the back rest of their chairs with me behind them holding them up for safety. Along comes a big burly security guard and I figured he was going to tell me to sit down. Instead, he says, "come with me". So we and another two awesome dads with daughters follow him down the aisle past everyone, right up to the front of the stage ... I'm now wanting to take them to The Rolling Stones hoping the same thing happens."

Local: It looks pretty, but you'll have to be fairly sure-footed to traverse the new central Auckland library steps...

Picture this #1: People having fun at the museum...

Picture this #2: Make you Christmas tree gay-friendly with these Merman Christmas ornaments...

Video: How to harvest Christmas trees with a helicopter, like a boss...

Another clip, of a different pilot doing the same thing, but from the cockpit...

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