Are you kidding me?

So, I’ve now been a journalist for almost three months.

Suddenly all the feedback is rolling in.

People that have issues with the way I’m writing and what is going in the paper have been calling all week.

Hello?! I’m the journalist. Me. I spent 5 years at University. I graduated. Let me do my job.

Its my job to decide what is and what is not newsworthy. Just because one person is interested in the new water irrigation system thats hit town, does not mean that the rest of the town is (although a sad fact, I did actually print this story because it was they hype of the town. Front page if I’m being honest).

But, look. I don’t go shopping and criticize the manger for having a main display of Ritz when we all know Jatz taste better.

Because its HIS store. He can put whatever he wants wherever he damn wants it.

There are reasons behind everything and it’s up to the professionals to do the jobs they were hired to do.

I’m not going to call channel 10 and crack the shits that they have not done any re-runs of ‘The Wrong Girl’ which aired the day that SA hat the statewide blackout.

I mean, I strongly believe that they should. But hey, I’m not a producer, I don’t work at channel 10. I didn’t study film and TV.

So seriously people, back off. Get back to your lives that barely exist if you have nothing better to do then drop anonymous envelopes with high-lighted errors of the local paper.

Spend that time sightseeing.

I here there’s a new water irrigation system in town…..

And whats the big deal if it’s just a grammar or spelling error? At least YOU know how to spell it.

It’s not like we should be worried that any child old enough to read is going to start dropping full stops in text messages because one sentence in the paper was left without it.

And  even if they do. It’s not really going to matter when they are already writing sentences like this:

Pls IDK if u r aware but I’m LOLing ok brb.

Seriously. Just get over it.

 

 

Derryn Hinch..back on the wagon.

This just in. And all over the news this morning. 6213225837c52c5f73b9e9840fb6ccfe.jpg

So the guy had watered down wine.

Like, I know he’s an alcoholic.

But people… he is 72 years old. Let the guy have some wine.

He said “I’m never going to drink again”… Pretty sure we have all said that at some stage in our lives. On more then one occasion.

He had a liver transplant. If you think about it, his last one lasted for like, 70 years with his alcoholic ways, and he has now been given another one.

Even if its second hand… he’s still got about 20 years of solid drinking to get through that liver.

It’s not like someone else will take it when he dies.

Just let the man drink.

Fast Post #10

There seem to be a lot of car boot sales in Australia.

Yet I never see cars roaming around without their boots.

Or do I ever see cars roaming around with boots that appear as if they have come from another vehicle.

Hmmmm.

 

Facebook suggestion

Do you know those suggestions you get constantly on Facebook (or not so constantly actually, if you are like me and don’t have too many friends) but they remind you about events if you have not confirmed.

Like you get a notification (Side note: I think its pretty dumb that most people elect to have these ‘notifications’ appear instantly as an alert as they arise. Apparently  people like to know straight away that someone that met 3 days ago in the checkout line at the supermarket has just requested to be their friend. Or their neighbours piano teacher has just bet their top score in candy crush)

Ok… I was saying, You get a notification and it will say “It’s Ange’s farewell this Saturday. Let her know if you can attend”

I kind of think that we are are pretty advanced with technology now. So my suggestion  is that FB remembers that when I had my farewell drinks and invited Ange, she not only didn’t come, but didn’t bother to let me know.

So the notification could be “It’s Ange’s farewell drinks this Saturday. Let her know if you can attend. Although, she was not present at your’s and ignored your invite completely.”

I mean, it could even go into more detail. “She has invited 667 people, which are all her FB friends, so theres a good chance you were only asked by default.

“There are no photos of the two of you together and you have never posted on her wall.

“You once liked her photo of a fish

And instead of friend suggestions, FB could then make event suggestions

“We suggest you give this one a miss.

“In fact, we suggest you un friend Ange and hook up with one of her exes.

And then the friend suggestion could be the exes…..

Just a thought.

Could even mention “We also noticed that you have attended 3 out of 37 events this past year so we are pretty certain you are not going.”

Maybe one day it will automatically decline as well. Like based on all these things.

I dunno. I think too much.