Friday, 20 August 2010

Chuck another snag on the barbie…

…Fairy Floss, my doctor, rang to check how I was feeling due to my blood pressure ‘being in my boots’ – it’s very, very low because of my dodgy thyroid. Anyway, she said ‘well, have a good weekend and have a couple of snags tomorrow.’ ‘Snags’ are sausages and tomorrow is voting in the Aussie Federal election. Voting is generally held at the local schools. Sausage sizzles (snag in bread with onions and sauce (ketchup) – “$1.50 please love”) are set up by the enterprising school associations to get extra $$ from the punters who have come along to vote…or really just to have a hot snag and onions. It’s all very Australian and frankly it’s the only way I’m happy to go and vote.

But stuffed if I know whom I’m voting for. I’m pissed the Labor party dumped Kev – our previous Prime Minister – in a very un-Aussie move but the other mob – the Liberal coalition is a bunch of blue bloods who can’t tell their arse from their elbow. If the old saying that “the people get the government they deserve” is true, well then fuck, we apparently deserve bugger all.

I’ll have to chew long and hard on my snag as I contemplate which nong to elect for a crack at the top job this time. This may require 2 snags...

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Sandra Cox said...

If I was still a carnivore, I'd like snags:)
Political parties are the pits.
Sorry to hear about your blood pressure, hope its much improved.