Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

The World's against Me; Let Me Off

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

The World's against Me; Let Me Off

Article excerpt

IF IT'S not one thing it's another!

First and then again a close second, the pump goes under through flash-flooding.

You got it right a twice.

If there is one thing I have learnt since becoming a pastoralist (20 hectares), pumps don't work after they have been submerged for hours.

After eventually retrieving the mud-covered relic just on dusk, I wheelbarrow it the 600 metres back to the shed.

I'm stonkered.

A relaxing spa was just the tonic.

This is the go as I gently press the control button to launch the jets.

Next thing I'm virtually belting it with no response.

Yep that pump's pulled the pin as well.

Ah well, I'll sit back and watch a DVD.

No I won't.

It won't work either.

A tad paranoid, I'm beginning to think there is some sort of conspiracy at play here.

No way a I'll catch-up with a bit of work on the laptop.

By now you've guessed what I should have assumed a it's stuffed as well.

By this time I'm really getting aggro, but remembering the advice of my first head-shrinker I

revert to working the

negative energy off. …

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