Awkwardly placed advert.
"Today I was at our shared community centre and while cleaning the cups got into conversation with an Asian lady," writes Jim Air. "She asked what I planned to do on Saturday. I said "weeding". She was very astonished and exclaimed "you!" and "really!" and looked closer. I wondered - do men in her culture not do weeding, or perhaps I looked too old to be able (have only just turned 70). She walked off down the corridor and very shortly I chased and hailed her. "No, I'm not getting married, I am weeding in the garden." She looked relieved.
During a downpour
Sophisticated stormwater infrastructure in the world's most liveable city, spotted on K Rd during a recent downpour.
A reader writes: "Last week my father of 55 years died. Suddenly, sadly. On his last day he wrote a note to my mother, his wife of 57 years, on a piece of hand towel paper a nurse had passed him. I took that note and placed it in my wallet to frame for my mother to keep. My wallet was lost on Tuesday, October 21, on platform 1 at Britomart train station. It has not been handed in. Take the money, take the cards, but please, please return the wallet. If anyone has noticed anything please contact the police or the Britomart station lost and found. It is a ladies' burgundy red leather, the size of two fat mobile phones."
Edward writes: "You know you're a dad when your iPhone buzzes in the middle of an important meeting and the app says 'my little pony needs feeding' and does a little jingle."
Tim was a bit peeved to find after his Friday afternoon walk along Long Bay in bare feet that someone has traded up to his newish designer jandals and left their old pair behind! A bit of a cheap trick, he reckons. A reward for information, he says, knowing full well he will never see them again.
Touche! Courtroom transcript
West Auckland News: Man hold fridge to the roof of a moving car while wearing jandals because he didn't have any rope ...
Picture this: With these grotesque masks German artist asks: How much is too much plastic surgery?
Video: Woman tries to operate fire extinguisher on a Japanese television show. It doesn't go well.
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