Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

City Man Breaks out from Boot; Bulky Test in Tight European Car Park

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

City Man Breaks out from Boot; Bulky Test in Tight European Car Park

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A NOT-SO-TINY Toowoomba businessman has regaled friends with his tale of car parking in Europe.

Apparently, in this particular car park, you had to drive the car into a lift which took you to a level where you drove out and parked in the allocated space.

The space was so cramped, it was impossible to open the door properly to get out of the car, particularly for large Australians.

Our businessman was stuck. So, in the spirit of Anzac, he improvised.

He put the front and rear seats down, crawled through the cabin, into the boot and exited the car.

The only trouble was that on his return he had to repeat the procedure in reverse.

From here to maternity

TOOWOOMBA man has had a long run of ailments in recent years and has become a regular visitor to one of our hospitals.

So many medical procedures has he had, it had become something of a running joke among family and hospital staff that the only procedure he hadn't been through was childbirth.

Well, it just so happened that his latest stay in hospital coincided with a particular busy time and the only bed available for him at the time was in the maternity ward.

Checking on him after the operation, our man's surgeon wondered if he shouldn't be put back in theatre for another look in case there was a baby in there.

Runaway bride

WARWICK bride-to-be started her special day with a sprint around the park.

As you do.

The devoted runner was taking part in the online phenomenon, parkrun, which started in Toowoomba last weekend.

The weekly 5km run, or walk, around a specific course allows participants to record their times in an effort to get fitter and healthier.

Times are then posted online.

The first Toowoomba parkrun attracted more than 220 runners despite the raining conditions.

Can't help bad luck

THIRTEEN was an unlucky number for chap appearing before a Toowoomba court this week.

He had been picked up in town on Wednesday on a warrant dating back 13 years when he had failed to front a court on two drink-driving charges committed in Barcaldine in July 2000. …

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