“Is this a record? Three people from Port Macquarie in one day (C8). Do they know one another, did they conspire, or is this just a storm in any Port?” wonders Allan Gibson of Cherrybrook. Susan Goodison of Tuncurry notes there were two more on the letters page. “Collective consciousness is clustering around the Mid North Coast,” says Tony Meakin of I-think-you-know-where.
Coral Button of North Epping is a treasurer’s best friend: “Time to go forth and spend to repair the economy. I saved so much money during the lockdown – no petrol, no movies, no swim club fees, no hairdresser (sob), no podiatrist, no lunches out, and definitely no new shoes. So I am cashed-up and have only to decide where to bestow my largesse. Perhaps I’ll settle for a renewed subscription to the Herald, which did so much to ease the pain of iso.”
“Perhaps Elizabeth Bliss (C8) should have called her dog ‘Macbeth’ instead of ‘Hamlet’,” ponders Garth Clarke of North Sydney. “Bonnells Bay might have been ringing with cries of ‘Out damned Spot!’”
“As a cyclist who always wears a light-coloured T-shirt when riding (no lycra), it concerns me to see the increasing number of food delivery riders wearing dark clothing and with a dark coloured delivery box on their back,” says George Wardell of Stanmore. “It did not matter much when the roads were empty but traffic is building up again. It would be safer for the riders if the food outlets could make their boxes yellow instead of black or grey.”
Greg Oehm of Moss Vale writes: “John Boddington’s tangential reference to Ohm’s law (C8) reminds me of one of my students who refused to believe there was such a thing until he saw an independent reference to it. Teachers everywhere will be familiar with the other Oehm’s Law, ‘The amount of work being generated by students is inversely proportional to the amount of noise created’.”