Kafkaworld's Blog

June 21, 2012

On holidays

Filed under: life,On the Road — kafkaworld @ 9:28 am
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We haven’t been on a road trip for years and I’d forgotten how relaxing it is to run away from home and drive off in random directions far away from normal adult responsibilities.  Sheer bliss, but in the age of iPad and iPhone, there is a downside.  With so much spare time and no work or domestic drudgery to fill the days, we have plenty of time to stalk Twitter, Facebook and other people’s blogs all of which usually escape our attention for months at a time.

So I’d like to take this opportunity to  apologize to everyone whose blogs I have been cluttering up with random inane comments or whose twitter feeds are  suffering from my too frequent attentions.  It won’t last much longer.  Normal cyber silence will be resumed as soon as possible.

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June 17, 2012

On The Uproar in Row C

Filed under: dance,life — kafkaworld @ 12:17 pm
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It’s a common problem and becoming worse every day.  Elderly people, on the rampage, roaming free, wandering about with their baby boomer sense of entitlement, and generally doing precisely whatever they please.  Damn troublemakers, the lot of them.

So picture this.  Last night, in the very plush and  swanky State Theatre, five minutes before curtain up on the latest Australian Ballet production of ‘Let’s Dance’, a minor kerfuffle broke out in Row C.  We were seated comfortably when two interlopers squeezed in and tried to take our seats.  They were smartly admonished and told they were in the wrong spot.  “This is row B” we sneered and waited for them to scuttle off.  “Oh no it isn’t” they and several of their pimply faced friends shouted back, and they were right dammit.  Just before security arrived, we vacated the disputed seats with as little grace as possible and sulked off to the next row where we sat behind three young women with giant heads who obviously had no consideration for the people seated behind them.

To be fair, the extremely polite young woman at the door had directed us to the second front row when we arrived but as we are both deaf and chronically disinclined to follow instructions, we had ignored her.  I suspect life is going to become more, not less chaotic over the coming years.  I’m quite looking forward to the challenge.

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