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Great service
So convenient to be reminded by the national airline by text about your flight the next day. They even offer you the opportunity to upgrade to Business Class if you are in Economy – although it will cost a bit more.
Panic button
You start to panic when the screen in front of you on the plane shows that the distance from your destination is zero – but you are still 40,000 feet in the air. You worry that the pilot may have overflown the airport. No, assures a smiling hostess, it’s a system error. Sigh of relief.
Good sportsmanship
Huon Gulf MP Ross Seymour, who kicked off the final of a soccer competition at Buakap village during the New Year weekend, was quick to console a boy who was hit by the soccer ball. Obviously it was not meant for the poor boy to head.
False alarm
Colleague was warned on the eve of his return to Port Moresby from his Pacific island country that he needed a medical certificate to prove he has received measles vaccination. A private doctor quickly provided the medical certificate – after demanding the usual high fee. But what a waste of time and money. No one at the airport wanted to see the certificate.
Bad for ScoMo
He is being nicknamed (Prime Minister) ScoMo by his critics for the way they say he has handled the fire crisis in Australia. Some angry firefighters and victims even refused to shake his hand when he visited them – after his holiday abroad. Hopefully the rain will cool everyone down.
New Year resolution
Friend’s resolution for 2020 is not to repeat the mistakes of 2019. He calls it a positive mental attitude. Yeah right.

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