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23.7.08

lock it in, eddie

Who wants to be a millionaire?
who wants to be a millionaire pic by the inimitable roo reynolds from his flickr spot

today i finally got around to ringing vic roads so i can change my licence to a victorian one. yes kids, cutting the ties that bind.

i made an appointment, realised that i double booked, rang back and transferred it (total hold time: 30 mins). when making the second appointment, customer service agent #2 asked me if i wanted to 'lock it in'. i thought about it for all of .1123 seconds and said yes. the crowd went wild.

i hate 'who wants to be a millionaire' and i think eddie mcguire is a douche bag. but i find it interesting and delightful that "lock it in, [eddie]" has become such a part of our vernacular that even employees of government agencies use it! ha!




And in other roads news, did you know..

that the closest vic roads office to the city, other than next-appointment-is-in-two-months-carlton, is either campberwell or sunshine? and apparently they are equal distance from the city? (Bet campberwellians love hearing that..)

AND, there is a suburb in melbourne called Travancore? The Battle of Travancore... sounds noble, almost.

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4 Comments:

At 23 July, 2008 06:46, Blogger anika said...

My favourite suburb name: Tally Ho. I also like Sunshine, just because of the irony.

 
At 24 July, 2008 03:55, Blogger Age said...

This is the most random post ever. Lol!

What about Deer Park? If that were in say, London someone you'd think it was a lushes leafy suburb with parkland and smelt like spring, constantly.

In reality, well... it don't smell like spring that's for sure!!

 
At 24 July, 2008 11:38, Blogger lauren said...

anika! yes tally ho is pretty funny - my favourite is a place called indented head on the NSW coast.. lol!

age - yes, random indeed. it was a random kind of day and a random few moments of discovery. welcome to my life :)

 
At 24 July, 2008 13:40, Blogger paintergirl said...

Ahhh, sweet Sunshine! One day it will be a trendy suburb, and the name will come into its own. Trust me. As for good names, my fave Melbourne suburb is DINGLEY! (or dingers as i like to call it)

 

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