Bad luck when does it end?

Submitted: Saturday, Mar 26, 2005 at 20:44
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Thought I would do a bit of getting away from it last week so went for an overnight drive. In a day and a half I managed to hit an emu at 110, Lose my wallet at the Ora Banda In, Wreck a new tyre, Break my glasses by sleeping on them in my swag, and get a flat on my last remaining spare. No worries I thought going back to site for 2 weeks cant get in trouble there. But I went to jump on my bike to ride into Kambalda but someone had swapped my wheels with special kevlar tyres and drilled out to take car tyre type tubes filled with green slime (essential for riding around Kalgoorlie) with their wheels with flat tyres - YOU GHOTTA BE KIDDING ME. his was from an accomadation village in Kambalda where no one earn under 50k so heres hoping for better luck soon!
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Reply By: Footloose - Saturday, Mar 26, 2005 at 20:58

Saturday, Mar 26, 2005 at 20:58
Davoe, you are having a bad run aren't you. Don't worry, these runs don't last and you'll soon be back to normal.
Anyway, I thought everyone in Kal was honest ? (Ho Ho Ho)
I mean how can you appreciate the good things that come your way if you havent had a touch of the other ?
Think of it this way mate, tomorrow you will hopefully get up. Lots of others won't. SMILE while you still can . :))
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Follow Up By: Gajm (VIC) - Saturday, Mar 26, 2005 at 21:40

Saturday, Mar 26, 2005 at 21:40
"tomorrow you will hopefully get up. Lots of others won't"

lol what a great line...Thanks Footloose, will hopefully remember that when I think things are a bit tough myself.
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Saturday, Mar 26, 2005 at 22:03

Saturday, Mar 26, 2005 at 22:03
Another snippet :)

You can be financially challenged, but to be in poverty isn't a state of finances, it's a state of mind. Poverty is having no concept of tomorrow because you're too busy worrying about today.

BUT I wonder how well this advice from an old bushman I met as a child would go down today ?
"If you're hungry just tighten your belt and have a smoke" !!!!

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Follow Up By: Davoe - Saturday, Mar 26, 2005 at 22:26

Saturday, Mar 26, 2005 at 22:26
Thats just it Foot loose theft didnt hapen in Kalgoorlie. That wouldnt be unusual as it is full of indigenous bretheren. I have had my bike stolen no fewer than 6 times there as well as an 800 dollar camera in kal - no the theft happened at my holiday home in Kambalda (Kambalda SPQ) where ther is no poverty and no excuse for theft ( there isnt even a social security handout place there) someone was just to lazy to fix there flat tyre so swapped my wheels for theirs. I went to a great deal of trouble and expense to puncture proof the tyres on the racer and it worked as I went from 2 flats a week to none in 12 months so yea I am annoyed when someone probably making 20k more than me a year helps themselves - they had no excuse
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Saturday, Mar 26, 2005 at 22:33

Saturday, Mar 26, 2005 at 22:33
Davoe, I totally agree with you. I personally feel that there is NO excuse for theft.
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Follow Up By: Bob of KAOS - Monday, Mar 28, 2005 at 09:42

Monday, Mar 28, 2005 at 09:42
Footloose
Hungry? I'm as hungy as Terri Schiavo ;-)
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Reply By: ianmc - Saturday, Mar 26, 2005 at 22:23

Saturday, Mar 26, 2005 at 22:23
Poverty is the joy of not having to worry about your investments.
Happiness is spending your last dollar the day before the undertakers bill arrives.
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Saturday, Mar 26, 2005 at 22:35

Saturday, Mar 26, 2005 at 22:35
And disappointment is realizing that you can't eat your investments ? :-)
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Reply By: Wetty (W.A) - Saturday, Mar 26, 2005 at 23:31

Saturday, Mar 26, 2005 at 23:31
Having lived in Kal and worked in Kambalda, and also having to put up with riding around jokers on pushbikes, are you sure it was a member of the indidgenous clan? Just cause you earn 50k plus a year doesn't exempt you from being a crook.. . . . .
Just my thoughts
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Reply By: V8Diesel - Sunday, Mar 27, 2005 at 00:49

Sunday, Mar 27, 2005 at 00:49
That sucks the big one Davoe, it really does but remember 'whatever doesn't kill you can only make you stronger'. How philosphical of me.

Let the local bike service places know what happened. The rims must be 'bike specific' as the wheels are the same, so see who has the same machine around the traps. They must have known you'd be away too. If you find the prick, remember revenge is a dish best served cold. Milk sprayed on car interior stinks real bad after a while and the smell wont ever go away and Visine eye drops in a drink makes you totally lose bowel control I've heard.

On a similar note, I had some of the 'non-reflective' brothers decide they needed my car stereo more than me in Wilson St Kalgoorlie back in '93. They took to my locked HX V8 ute with an AXE to get in and gently remove it from the GTS dash. No kidding. Subtle.

Local cops were sympathetic but pointed out that my initial approach to solving the problem involved using my Marlin 45-70 loaded with 300grain hollow points on the culprits was probably not the best way to go. The cops even kept the axe too.
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Follow Up By: Davoe - Sunday, Mar 27, 2005 at 08:09

Sunday, Mar 27, 2005 at 08:09
That approach has been used recently by the caretaker of the hockey club after he took to 3 "disadvantaged youths" with a 22 ofter repeated breakins and shot one up the clacker. Just to prove he was trying to do the world a service the one he shot was charged a few months later for trying to club some poor bloke to death so he could steal his Pizza
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Sunday, Mar 27, 2005 at 11:13

Sunday, Mar 27, 2005 at 11:13
Whoaa!!! this is all a bit heavy for me, i might get a glass of warm milk, take my teeth out and go to bed and hope to wake up in the morning..... feeling lucky about future!!!
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