Trip Start Oct 22, 2005
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What it means to be Australian
Being Australian is about driving in a German car to an Irish pub for a Belgian beer, then traveling home, grabbing an Indian curry or a Turkish kebab on the way, to sit on Swedish furniture and watch American shows on a Japanese TV. Oh and only in Australia can a pizza get to your house faster than an ambulance.
Only in Australia do supermarkets make sick people walk all the way to the back of the shop to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front.
Only in Australia do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries and a diet coke.
Only in Australia do banks leave both doors open and chain the pens to the counters.
Only in Australia do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the drive and lock our junk and cheap lawn mower in the garage.
Only in Australia do we use answering machines to screen calls and then have call waiting so we won't miss a call from someone we didn't want to talk to in the first place.
Only in Australia are there disabled parking places in front of a skating rink.
Not to mention...
3 Aussies die each year testing if a 9V battery works on their tongue.
142 Aussies were injured in 1999 by not removing all pins from new shirts.
58 Aussies are injured each year by using sharp knives instead of screwdrivers.
31 Aussies have died since 1996 by watering their Christmas tree while the fairy lights were plugged in.
19 Aussies have died in the last 3 years believing that Christmas decorations were chocolate.
Aussie hospitals reported 4 broken arms last year after cracker pulling accidents.
101 people since 1999 have had broken parts of plastic toys pulled out of the soles of their feet.
8 Aussies had serious burns in 2000 trying on a new jumper with a lit cigarette in their mouth.
A massive 543 Aussies were admitted to Emergency in the last two years after opening bottles of beer with their teeth.
5 Aussies were injured last year in accidents involving out of control Scalextric cars.
In 2000 eight Aussies cracked their skull whilst throwing up into the toilet.