You see some weird behaviour in M'boro

OPINION: I love living and working in Maryborough, but sometimes it gets a bit weird.

This week in particular I've seen some odd happenings and weird behaviour around the place and since it gave me a laugh, I thought I'd share my experiences with you.

The first happened at a store which shall not be named.

I was inside browsing when two small children ran in with their mother and started picking a range of objects up, much to her despair.

In her efforts to make the youngest stop touching the merchandise she spoke quite harshly to the child and the little girl, until that point quite happy and cheerful, dissolved into a mass of miniature molten fury.

With screams ringing in our ears, it was impossible for anyone in the store not to notice the disturbance at the entry of the shop.

None of this is particularly noteworthy, you may think, but what happened next amused me.

The mum got down on the same level of the child, who was aged about 2, and explained that she wasn't allowed to touch anything.

"Now, apologise to Mummy," she said to the child.

Well, you can guess what the response was from the toddler.


Toddler 1, mum 0.

Then as I was walking back to work from the shops I noticed the bells of St Paul's were chiming Love Me Tender, which made me think of Elvis, which made me happy.

Distracted by the bells, I didn't notice I was crossing paths with an older gentleman until he looked at me and said "how are ya?"

How lovely, I thought, no one ever asks strangers how they are these day.

"I'm good," I replied, "how are you?"

"Pi**ed," he burped as he wandered towards the opposite side of Lennox St.

Okay then.

Apparently this weirdness happens more often than I thought Maryborough because I hadn't gone five steps when a woman asked me how I was and then proceeded to hurry down the street before I could reply.

I ran back to the office after that.

The last incident of note happened at another Maryborough store that shall not be named.

I was in their phone department, looking through the various iPhones on display, contemplating the universe and whether or not the iPhone 6 really is as good as people say it is, all the major existential questions I think you'll agree, when I looked at an old 4s model.

Some genius (and I say that sincerely) had taken a photo of themselves flipping the bird and made it the phone's screen photo.

That meant anyone looking at that model would see a giant raised middle finger while viewing the device.

I didn't know whether to say anything. Truth be told I found it a little amusing, but about five seconds after I had left the phones, a girl aged about 8 walked up to have a look and I felt a bit of an internal twinge and decided I had to alert a staff member to the offensive finger.

Kudos to whoever thought of doing that though. Kudos.

Topics:  behaviour carlie walker maryborough opinion

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