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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

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We have an old, crappy car: a 1997 Mitsubishi Pajero which has seen better days and almost all of those before we bought it. Bits of our car have been falling off for years - the passenger side window is currently held on with tape.

We used to have a relatively nice car, but nine years, seven kids and irregular maintenance has fixed that as nothing short of a bingle with a bus would.

I've owned a lot of cars in the past 20 years. Most have been less than civilized. If cars were countries, I've owned most of South America (no offence - love what you've done with the G-string).

When we first bought our Paj the kids weren't even allowed to eat in it: that was the 'shoes off before you jump in' phase. Now we feel lucky if they remember to remove the scraps when we come home and we are now well and truly approaching dirt in the 'run it into the ground' phase.

The reason this is all playing on my mind is today we had a package delivered by the postman which nobody posted.

It seems our mailman noticed the hub-thingame in the middle of one of our tyres was missing. I've no idea what the hub-thingame is called because it belongs on a car and therefore I struggle to even feign interest. Actually I couldn't even tell you which tyre has the hub-thingame missing - just don't care.

But that is beside the point. How wonderful is our postie! Turns out he had a couple of these hub-thingames sitting around at home, as you do, and decided we needed them more than his shed.

If the garbo has a radiator thingame, we might grab another year out of this rolling heap of scrap metal :)

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Bruce Devereaux is one of the nicest people he knows. When not at work he enjoys reading, writing, hiding from his children and not changing nappies.


His career, and if we used the term any more loosely an e might fall out, has included a gardener, a personal lender, a console operator, a stop/go man (not as big a bludge as you might think but great if you’re into sunburn, abuse and varicose veins), a cleaner of banks and pubs and, for a very brief period, a door to door salesman (until the last door he knocked on was answered by a very scary woman with tremendously hairy legs).


Bruce Devereaux currently works as a forty-five-year-old award winning customer service officer (glass statuette available upon request) for the Bank of Queensland and as a very casual employee for Corrective Services. He likes to believe he excels at both but then he has always been prone to exaggeration.


His favourite colour is green, with a picture of Dame Nellie Melba on one side and General Sir John Monash on the other. His favourite flower is self-raising.

 If you see him around town, call his wife immediately - he's probably snuck out and left her alone with all the kids.


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