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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

pipped to the post

When I saw this headline on the Stuff website Over 500 NZers aged over 100, my head immediately starting thinking of a sarky funny comment. But wait - it was too late!

Their official byline for the article, to entice you to click and read more, was: Let's hope the Queen is stocked up on birthday cards.

Right then. Sorted! Heh heh hee...



Blogger Lou said...

Hmmm. Yesterday at work we were also discussing this... apparently the Queen no longer automatically sends cards for 100th bdays as there are too many people turning 100 nowadays (family or friends have to request she send one).

And then - in a moment of gold - one of our new department members showed off his intelligence by commenting: 'Yes I guess it is all those baby boomers turning 100'. After a lot of snickering we pointed out he is about 40 years out with that calculation...

Thu Jan 11, 01:54:00 AM  
Blogger Bel said...

Sure sure - damn baby boomers are hogging everything these days - they've probably taken over 100th birthdays as well!!

When my aunty Ellen turned 100 this time last year (my grandma's aunty, technically), she got a card from the Queen. So thrilling!
But she also got one from the Governer General, her local Member of Parliament, maybe even Aunty Helen too?! Didn't get one from bloody buggery Michael Laws, the "mayor" of Wanganui tho. Apparently he's announced he's not running for another term - I'd say it was based solely on this debacle, if he wasn't such a cock and so bad for the city in general.

Thu Jan 11, 06:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Rebecca said...

While we're on the topic of Wanganui, did you realise that silly woman who paid $20,000 for that freakin handbag that Tana Umaga used is from Wanganui??

She's a weido. And she's from your home town.

Thu Jan 11, 07:56:00 PM  
Blogger Lou said...

My koru ring is stuck on my finger and this was all that concerned me as I read subsequent comments to my own but alas I can think of nothing further to say except the travesty that is my stuck finger.

Thu Jan 11, 11:01:00 PM  
Blogger Bel said...

I'm holding Michael Laws responsible for both the handbag-purchasing incident and for the stuck-finger debacle.


Sun Jan 14, 08:31:00 PM  

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