Because 'Straya mate!

I still distinctly remember chugging down half a bottle - not joking - of Captain Morgans at a party in school/Uni/whatever you call it and passing out in about an hour. That put me off rum for a very long time!
I still distinctly remember chugging down half a bottle - not joking - of Captain Morgans at a party in school/Uni/whatever you call it and passing out in about an hour. That put me off rum for a very long time!
The Poms brought wine women and song to Australia, who quickly adapted it too Rum ,Bum and 78,s
 
Believe me Red, I've got plenty experience of European electrics, be it Brit, Kraut or Eytie. Even got plenty experience of Septic sparks, having owned Harleys and two Fords. Anything pre mid 1980s the electrics are easily affected by damp, Suzuki had some what of a bad rep.
But over here Eytie motorcycles had an inenviable reputation for crap electrics, it was just bad. In your tool kit, small can of WD40.
British stuff normally fell apart due to engine vibration and cheap construction. But you could if careful rebuild Brit stuff on the side of the road.
Even Harly pre AMF days had a pretty bad rep for electrics falling apart, the one thing AMF did right for HD was to move over to Jap electrics.
Most M/C manufacturers had moved over to Jap by the 1990s. BMW have always done their own thing and at one time Ducati and Moto Guzzi used a mixture of Italian, German and Japanese. Ask any professional m/c mechanics, they used to pull their hair out.
My mate had a Suzuki GT250 which we nicknamed the the Donkey. It was fine when it was dry weather but when it rained one or other of the pots would drop out due to the shite electrics leading to it go from sounding like eeeeeee to aaaaawwww. This lead to lots of sweary words and nearly a whole can of ‘rocket’ being sprayed on the wiring.
 
My mate had a Suzuki GT250 which we nicknamed the the Donkey. It was fine when it was dry weather but when it rained one or other of the pots would drop out due to the shite electrics leading to it go from sounding like eeeeeee to aaaaawwww. This lead to lots of sweary words and nearly a whole can of ‘rocket’ being sprayed on the wiring.
I think this was a standard accessory for English cars.

 
I have a can of that in the garage.
Almost pissed myself laughing the first time I saw it advertised, typical Aussie humour.
Funnily enough, it started life as a joke back the mid 90's on Full Frontal (back when Aussie comedy shows were actually funny). I laughed my arse off when I saw it on TV

 
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Funnily enough, it started life as a joke back the mid 90's on Full Frontal (back when Aussie comedy shows were actually funny). I laughed my arse off when I saw it on TV

Agood thing to spray on the average aussie worker, maybe then they might get in to work on time and knock off on time too8)
 
Agood thing to spray on the average aussie worker, maybe then they might get in to work on time and knock off on time too8)
I don't see the UK in this list.

The results are in, here are the top 10 most productive countries in the world, along with their productivity percentage:
  1. Ireland – 94.7%
  2. Germany – 92.7%
  3. Indonesia – 92.5%
  4. Mauritius – 91.1%
  5. Argentina – 90.8%
  6. Bermuda – 90.2%
  7. Brazil – 90.1%
  8. Spain – 89.4%
  9. Bangladesh – 87.9%
  10. Australia – 87.5%
Most productive & unproductive countries | DeskTime Insights
 
Largely thanks to this.

Sydney lockout laws - Wikipedia

'Pedestrian traffic has dropped by 40% in Kings Cross, falling from a Saturday peak of 5,590 per hour between 1am and 2am in 2010, to a Saturday peak of 3,888 between 12am and 1am in 2015. Industry groups have claimed an 80 per cent reduction of foot traffic in Kings Cross, while the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education claims the decline is closer to 19 per cent.'
We had similar to that in Glasgow, 11:30 curfew, it did wonders for the licenced trade, in Paisley, Clydebank, EK and Bishopbriggs.

The people I felt sorry for were people who came in from out of the city and didn't realise that if they left one venue to go to another they were not getting in. And me and my colleagues on the doors who had to put up with their hysterics.
 
I don't see the UK in this list.

The results are in, here are the top 10 most productive countries in the world, along with their productivity percentage:
  1. Ireland – 94.7%
  2. Germany – 92.7%
  3. Indonesia – 92.5%
  4. Mauritius – 91.1%
  5. Argentina – 90.8%
  6. Bermuda – 90.2%
  7. Brazil – 90.1%
  8. Spain – 89.4%
  9. Bangladesh – 87.9%
  10. Australia – 87.5%
Most productive & unproductive countries | DeskTime Insights
Who the hell are bloody working so much in:
-4
-5
-6
-7
-8
-10

I've been to some of those places a fair few times and most of the time half of the places seem to be shut. And everybody seems to knock off early!

And honestly, if I was living there, I myself would be doing the bare minimum to get by just enough - f-that! Life is too short for a grind when you have all that nature around you.
 
I was spoiled as an employer before coming to australia, my employees were mostly german, with the odd ,swiss and seasonal jugoslav workers, then in 96 the move to brisbane, 44 employees all under the age of 45, an average of 10 workers off sick every week, and I mean every week ,my hands were tied by the Unions and literally bent over the table by southbank corporation,the practise was employee A clocks in on time and also clocks in upto 6 of her or his mates, they would show up at 10am instead of 0630 am,somedays with sickies at 9am half the work force was absent,when 8 of those missing are specialised highly paid language guides, who have fully loaded tourist coaches lined up waiting for them,just not good working practise leading to loss of contracts, the lack of australian FULLY TRAINED AND QUALIFIED TRADESMEN,socalled Crane and plant operators, who have learnt a bit on the job by watching dad or uncle bob, then being accepted as trained staff by gullible and desperate Employers, Hence thehigh amount of industrial accidents in the building industry because of poorly taught operators,Australia is the only country I have experienced, where nursing staff on intensive care units strike or threaten with strikes at short notice to blackmail their employers,the australian work ethic is pathetic they want more pay for less work, farmers are going out of business because australian unemployed wont work for 150$ more a week thanthey are getting on the dole,apart from that footy season is starting,god I love this country a pity its ful of fxxxing bigmouthed bigots:cool::cool::cool:
 
I was spoiled as an employer before coming to australia, my employees were mostly german, with the odd ,swiss and seasonal jugoslav workers, then in 96 the move to brisbane, 44 employees all under the age of 45, an average of 10 workers off sick every week, and I mean every week ,my hands were tied by the Unions and literally bent over the table by southbank corporation,the practise was employee A clocks in on time and also clocks in upto 6 of her or his mates, they would show up at 10am instead of 0630 am,somedays with sickies at 9am half the work force was absent,when 8 of those missing are specialised highly paid language guides, who have fully loaded tourist coaches lined up waiting for them,just not good working practise leading to loss of contracts, the lack of australian FULLY TRAINED AND QUALIFIED TRADESMEN,socalled Crane and plant operators, who have learnt a bit on the job by watching dad or uncle bob, then being accepted as trained staff by gullible and desperate Employers, Hence thehigh amount of industrial accidents in the building industry because of poorly taught operators,Australia is the only country I have experienced, where nursing staff on intensive care units strike or threaten with strikes at short notice to blackmail their employers,the australian work ethic is pathetic they want more pay for less work, farmers are going out of business because australian unemployed wont work for 150$ more a week thanthey are getting on the dole,apart from that footy season is starting,god I love this country a pity its ful of fxxxing bigmouthed bigots:cool::cool::cool:
Anything more you want to unload or is that it? ;)
 
Mate there are plenty of idiot business owners contributing to the lack of productivity. Case in point: I weld on a production line building farm equipment. The man who started and built the company handed it off to his son, who has nothing but an MBA and the conviction that he's a brilliant businessman, at the end of last year and production is dropping off a cliff due to chronic failures in organisation and supply. We're currently three weeks behind schedule with our orders - unheard of - and, while I'm routinely wasting at least fifteen hours a week keeping myself busy and waiting for the parts I need to complete my job I'm also being called in for ten hours a week overtime to rush things through when they do turn up. Meanwhile, golden boy is walking around talking urgently into his phone, insisting that all suggestions from the shop floor to management be of a positive nature, and talking grandly of concepts and strategies.

I do understand that there are some real dropkicks out there but trust me when I say that there are some real fcuking clowns at your end of the business too.

Edit: The last thing any sensible farmer wants is a bloody useless dole bludger turning up to "work" on the farm, if they're going out of business it's for other reasons than that!
 
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