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We are so thrilled to announce, that Emma and Lachy were married yesterday in a beautiful and intimate ceremony surrounded by close friends and family. It was an incredible day and we know Emma and Lachy can’t wait to share more with you soon. A big congratulations to the newlyweds from the entire Wiggles family. 💛💜
I was at the servo and because I'm a little broke at the moment I was doing the whole counting out coins thing. I heard a voice behind me said 'You're not paying for that'. I turned to see a young woman, twenties, big true eyes. I said, 'I can't do that.' 'Yes you can.' 'I can't.' 'You do a lot of good things, let me pay for it.' She wanted to help. My pride tried to undermine her kindness but I truly needed the help, which was hard to admit to myself, let alone her. Without thinking I went in for a hug. She hugged me back fully. We just stood there in the middle of the servo, hugging for more than 30 seconds. I kinda wanted to cry, but my heart was too warm. I asked her her name. She told me it was Rachael. I shook her hand, looked at her in those big true eyes and said thanks. Then we hugged again, for ages. I told her I live locally and if I see her again that she can expect me to chase her down and repay her. You know what she said? 'You can try.'
Then I got home to see my sister asleep on my couch, all tuckered out after taking me to Big Dub and buying me socks and jeans and a kettle earlier. I'll have to tell her about Rachael when she wakes.
Touched by two angels on this idle Sunday. Lucky boy.
Thank you Rachael. From the heart of my bottom...ah...you know what I mean! xsam
Bills work mate was over in the arvo Bill goes to grab him a beer and he was left talking to me,
Dan, "we had our first marriage counselling sesh yesterday.."
Me, "you and Bill? 😂😂"
Dan, "Hilarious... Me and Sall, turns out I need to help out with dinners and cleaning more."
Me, "I could have told you that"
Dan, "But I wouldn't have listened to you. Our counsellor said that I should consider my working hours at work to be her working hours at home and anything that needs to be done outside of these hours is over time and we both need to do that together"
Me, "hang on... So your counsellor said that it isn't fair for you to do 8 hours work a day and your wife to do 24? Mind. Blown."
Dan, "Yep and I gotta go.. Not even having a beer with Bill, gotta get home to make dinner"
Bill comes back with 2 beers and a confused look on his face.
Me, "Dans gone home to be a king. I'll drink his beer"
If that's not marriage counselling motivation I don't know what is 👊🏼
It's not the police who need to be retrained, it's the public. We have grown into a mouthy, mobile phone wielding, vulgar, uncivil society with no personal responsibility and the attitude of 'it's the other person's fault', 'you owe me'. A society where children grow up with no boundaries or knowledge or concern for civil society and personal responsibility.
When an officer says "Put your hands up," then put your hands up! Don't reach for something in your pocket, your lap, your seat. There's plenty of reason for a police officer to feel threatened, there have been multiple assaults and ambushes on police officers lately. Comply with requests from the officer, have your day in court. Don't mouth off, or fight, or refuse to comply... that escalates the situation.
Police officers are our sons and daughters, fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters. They're black, white, brown, all colours, all ethnicities, all faiths, male and female, they are us. They see the worst side of humanity... the raped children, the bloody mangled bodies of traffic victims, the bruised and battered victims of domestic violence, homicide victims, body parts... day after day.
They work holidays while we have festive meals with our families. They miss school events with their kids, birthdays, anniversaries, all those special occasions that we take for granted. They work in all types of weather, under dangerous conditions, for relatively low pay.
They have extensive training, but they are human. When there are numerous attacks on them, they become hyper vigilant for a reason, they have become targets. When a police officer encounters any person... any person, whether at a traffic stop, a street confrontation, an arrest, whatever... that situation has the potential to become life threatening. You, Mr & Mrs/Miss Civilian, also have the responsibility of keeping the situation from getting out of control.
The police are the only thing that stands between us and anarchy in the streets.
If you want to protect your child, teach them respect.