Gold not at the end of an EFTPOS rainbow, either

Stadium talk had at #DUD

rainbow scares []

This afternoon at ODT Online, Diane Yeldon wrote in asking about ‘Flatter rainbows in the deep south’.

Query attracted the perfect reply:

Explanation for flatter rainbows
Submitted by russandbev on Wed, 18/02/2015 – 3:31pm.

Caused by the weight of the City debt.

rainbow_with_a_pot_of_gold_cartoon_shopping_bag []

And another thing….

Try as I might to be organised and glued to my EFTPOS card at all times, it just doesn’t work, not when I’m thinking ahead.
I forget to take the damn thing out of the machines, why would I wait round for the “Remove Card” prompt in anticipation of a fresh coffee. Huh? The barista, bless him, never sees a problem, he’s busy making the coffee. I get that, I do. It’s a blame-me situation. I drink the coffee, then dash. Going for that last minute shop at New World before they shut, ah-ha, grab the Weekly Groceries. [here enters Chaos…] No Rainbow Help, No CARD. Most of the items in my trolley have a fast date with my freezer. But crap! They’ve been stood up. So am I. No card, no cash for taxi home from supermarket. The evening’s a total mess. Ring coffee place, they have card (phew), run to coffee place (goes against sports podiatrist instruction for short steps only), collect card, retrace to supermarket with two minutes to use cash machine before they shut. Call taxi, lengthy wait for pick-up, get home. Moral of evening panics?
>>> I bloody well prefer swiping my card (it stays in my hand~!!) to these infernal chip cards that I’m predestined to leave lying about. Dammit to hell. Incensed and doubly STARVING.

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

*Images: (top) – rainbow scares; – rainbow with a pot of gold cartoon shopping bag


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8 responses to “Gold not at the end of an EFTPOS rainbow, either

  1. Hype O'Thermia

    Cash is easier. Besides it doesn’t leave personal info behind that turns you into a target for Special Offers (that you can SO easily live without) and tailor made advertising.

  2. Calvin Oaten

    Elizabeth, I’m sure Richard Thomson will have an answer for you, if you were to ask him. He has an opinion on everything, including Saddle Hill. The man is an absolute fountain of knowledge. I mean that literally.

  3. Tom

    Calvin. Me thinks that Mr Thomson is getting all the headline news from the ODTY as they consider him to be their man to promote to be the next mayor of our fine city. What you think Calvin ?

  4. Whippet

    Well they got it wrong last time Tom. Do you think they can make it two in a row ?

  5. Elizabeth

    Whippet, Calvert is making a play for the city mayoralty. See item below, and the dreadful debacle of temporary renaming of Logan Park Drive (a historic road of much significance) after some piece of ‘cricket white’.

    Allegedly, she has the backing of the Smiths for the mayoralty… Poor Daaave. Imagine being cast asunder for a long-haired flibbertigibbet who got booted out of Parliament as an ACT Lister, was it for saying incredibly stupid things. Dare I say: CALVERT MAKES CULL LOOK GOOD, IT’S THAT BAD !!!!

    ### ODT Online Thu, 19 Feb 2015
    Calvert says students deserve credit for good actions
    By Chris Morris
    Dunedin city councillor Hilary Calvert has accused Mayor Dave Cull of talking down the city by criticising students’ behaviour on Hyde St. Cr Calvert contacted the Otago Daily Times this week to take issue with Mr Cull’s “negative” comments, which she claimed wasted the city’s investment in marketing and economic development.
    Read more

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