13 May 2008

Priorities...

Australians are known to love their beer and are recognized connoisseurs of the amber fluid but some people just do not have their heads screwed on right!

In a story from Australia's outback, the Northern Territory just south of Alice Springs, a driver has been fined AUD 750 for strapping in his case of beer and forcing his 5-year old kid to sit on the floor. I have heard of and have known men that love their beer, but where are your priorities on this one -- stupid! It is worth adding that the car was unregistered and uninsured which is probably part of the reason for the fine...

It must have been a sight and would have been worth a photo for the "you're not going to believe this one" file. Four strapping fellas seat-belted in (two in the front and two in the back), a case of beer seat-belted in the middle position on the back seat, and a kid sitting on the floor of the car. Try visualizing that now. Does the image horrify you or make you smile in that WTF way?

The original story is pulled from here.

3 comments:

GJ said...

I can picture a beaten up HQ and 4 "stereo types", not english backpackers either.

But I could be wrong!!!!!!!!

not likely though.

Bloody tragic if you ask me.

Rob Baiton said...

The report does not say but I am not going there...

Although, I would say if you were a betting man then the odds might be pretty good, don't ya think?

Very sad indeed!

tere616 said...

Beer vs 5-year old kid ?

It's tragic indeed. Can't imagine how's the kid's life.