Saturday, 25 August 2007

#74 Sunday Scribblings "I get that sinking feeling ..."

I get that sinking feeling every time I think about the about the latest rort concerning the APEC conference being held in Sydney in September. The majority of the city will be in lockdown as world leaders congregate for this conference. But ... the final straw, that sinking feeling came when it was announced, the Prime Minister's wife will host partners of the twenty leaders to a lunch at the beautifully situated Bondi Icebergs Dining Room & Bar on Sunday September 9.

Crikey isn't it enough that she resides in Admiralty House, (take a sneak peak). Idyllically situated on the shores of Sydney Harbour, where magnificent dining facilities, a five star chef with impeccable staff are employed to provide them with more than any being could wish for. Yet the PM's little woman, wants to snub her nose to all that pretentiousness, add more chaos and expense by big noting at Bondi with nary a care for the people her husband, not she was elected to represent. What on earth would be wrong with throwing a shrimp on the very expensive barbie and putting her tootsie's up at home! Not good enough Janette?

Bugger The Bondi Icebergs the four hundred odd winter swimmers, who rock up to the Bondi Baths every winter Sunday morning to pluge into the briny, a catch up with their mates and probably a sink a couple of cold beers after a few laps. Bugger the the ten thousand people who venture to Bondi every year to enjoy the annual Festival of the Winds . Bugger the local residents as roads are either turned into clearways or closed. Bugger the people who work in Bondi. Bugger the people who flock to the Bondi Markets every Sunday. Bugger the extra expense for security extravaganza looking out for these hanger's on. Bugger the cost!

Let's not even contemplate the cost ... gadzooks ... Sunday rates ... is it any wonder I get that sinking feeling? Could it be 'cos I'm a born and bred Bondi girl? Maybe it's not only the expense and all the BS but the thought of this human polution ... look out here comes that sinking feeling again!

10 Comments:

paisley said...

as the rich get richer and they have everything at their finger tips,,, we will continue to have to put up with their further shenanigans... put out or not... i don't get it.. but i know it's true....

Herb Urban said...

I agree. It is pretty nauseating to see public officials we elect, along with their unelected kin, flaunt their excesses while telling us how we have to manage on lower wages and rising gas and health care costs. The nexus between big business and those we elect to protect the public good has devolved into a fox and hen house relationship. Too bad the situation down under is no better then here in the States.

Fledgling Poet said...

I hear you...and, sadly, this does not surprise me in the least. I've become so cynical about politicians in the U.S., and based on your post it seems I'm not alone with my disillusionment towards public officials in office.

Redness said...

Thank You Paisley, Herb and FP for stopping by and understanding my point of view! That "Dubya" Bush and his "bride" will be here helping to add to the cost and chaos! The outrageousness continues!

Gill said...

It makes my blood boil. These people have the power to do so much good and instead they leap on the "gravy train"!

tumblewords said...

The waste and arrogance seems to have grown to gigantic proportions. It's here, there, everywhere. I wanna help the corrupts 'get over it'. Nice post!!

MissMeliss said...

I'm so sorry you'll have to deal with this. Drives me crazy when politicians (or any visiting elite) force frustrating changes in the normal flow of daily life.

As to Dubya...I swear I didn't vote for him.

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