Sideswipe

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Sideswipe: June 13: For truck's sake, get outta here

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Guess what happened when they went around the corner?
Guess what happened when they went around the corner?

"Check this big trucker out," writes Alan from Tokoroa. "I'll just cruise into Countdown Rotorua this afternoon loaded, lock 'em up and go shopping for a wee while. All these other people in their cars just gunna have to wait til I'm finished ... He was just back in the cab at this point and realised that maybe his trailer might NOT get round those cars eh? Man. I've seen some bad manners in my 50+ years but this guy takes the cake."

I vant to drink your blood

A reader writes: "My son is so amped about the soon-to-be-released NZ Vampire comedy, What We Do in the Shadows, he has been quoting the trailer (When you are a vampire you become very sexy) and constantly speaking in his vampire accent and when I picked him up from school today he stood outside the car door and waited before saying (in his well-honed accent): 'You must invite me in, Mother'!"

Crack-pot for sale ad

Caroline saw this ad on a listings website: Temuka Crock Pot Liner Cracked (Plant Pot?) This has a fine full height crack and leaks fluids at top. Crack extends to centre of base 28.8cm outer top lip. Just over 13cm high. Pick up in Howick. I can't bring myself to throw it away as it's good quality and hope someone may have a use for it."

Cup poverty-themed party

A bar in Milwaukee in the United States is building an "authentic" Brazilian slum for locals to watch the football World Cup in - resplendent with colourful fake laundry strung from newly painted fake windows. The Nomad bar explains: "[The] event includes the temporary construction of a courtyard viewing area inspired by the colours and spirit of the mountainside 'favelas' of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil." Now, the poor people who live in the real favalas are actually protesting the World Cup because families have been relocated to make room for the influx of tourists and what it is costing the city could be better spent on essential services, such as schools.

(Source: Death & Taxes)


They may be No1 in heat pumps, but not in spelling.


Guess what happened when they went around the corner?

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