Monday, 17 October 2016
Dinkum Bonzer Dog
It’s raining in Sydney today, warm rain. I took Buddy out early while it was still dry. There is a private school nearby and the roads were crowded with big shiny 4x4s delivering the children to the school gates.
The lollipop man (road crossing supervisor) in his bright yellow high-viz jacket was busy shepherding children across the road. I thought maybe I could just slip past him straight on down the hill but for some reason he decided I needed to cross the road and strode out with his lollipop and stopped all the traffic for me. Okay, I’ll cross the road then, anything for a quiet life.
"G’day, that’s a dinkum bonzer dog you got there."*
Buddy of course went berserk and tried to savage the nice man in his high-viz jacket. I'd better find another route tomorrow.
*I didn't exactly hear what he said because Buddy was barking too loudly.