Questionable Sense Oz Direction

15 Jul

So two + weeks into my new Ozventure, and starting to feel a bit cheeky.  But despite this budding sense of confidence, I know better than to get a big head.  Cases in point:

1) Morning commutes to the Head Office: 6

  • Success rate with correct exits: 65%.
  • Success rate finding a place to make reasonably legal-ish U-turns: 0%.
  • Instinctive feel for which exit is the “3rd after entering round-about”: 25%.
  • Success rate not scraping left hand curbs, aka  the passenger side: 50%.

2) Good Cuppa Joe. This is hard to find unless you want coffee that is really frothy milk with bit of espresso.

  • Success rate holding up the line while asking for simple coffee–long black with cold skinny milk on the side: 90%
  • Really confused Barista repeating the exact words I said back to me but as a question: 100%

3) Learning new company’s lingo.

  • While on tour of produce warehouse I heard them make an announcement for all the Chinese to gather in the 3* room.  I naturally asked why Woolies was segregating it’s immigrant workers, and my veg cred is now is serious jeopardy.

4) Don’t Mess with Texas.

  • Had flat tire when leaving new store in Woolloomooloo. Shit. Called Aussie version of AAA and later met George the tire change man, who upon learning I was from Texas, excitedly made make-believe pistols out of his hands and yelled “bang, bang, bang, bang” and then holstered his fingers into his pants pockets. Over next few minutes, I tried to explain that not everyone in Texas is a brain-less, pro-choice for men only, gun toting yahoo.

Saddling Up in Sydney,




4 Responses to “Questionable Sense Oz Direction”

  1. Dan Jean July 15, 2013 at 12:34 pm #

    Don’t hear a single challenge you’re not up to. Give them time to adjust before you take charge!

  2. Roger Christian July 15, 2013 at 1:23 pm #

    Now that you have left Texas, I must be the only pro-choice, agnostic, non-gun owner left. It is getting lonely.

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  3. Lisa Byington July 15, 2013 at 1:38 pm #

    The driving is sure to get eaiser…..the roundabouts going “the wrong way” are always tricky! Sounds like you have that good ole’ Suzy attitude! We miss you around here.

  4. Michael eardley October 20, 2013 at 11:36 pm #

    Suzy, Haven’t heard from you but i di hear the fires came back with you! Let me know you are safe! Where are the stories of Suzy creating a new world?

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