Silly Season is upon us!
I just love election time. The characters that come out of the woodwork, the spin, the wonderful 'turns' of phrase, confusion, bickering, and the odd diamond that is found in the heap of would be aspirants to Public Service. Basically it is the ultimate reality show, better than anything they could produce for TV.
What I don't like is 'Repetition'. Hearing the same phrase repeated over & over again in an interview is like fingernails down a chalkboard to me. I feel like screaming at the TV or Radio, that I am not a moron, do not have the attention span of a Flea and did hear you the first time! It brings back memories of being in grade 3 and learning your times table by rote, with all the kids repeating them after the teacher to the beat of the ruler on the front desk. That is fine for a Teacher or even your parent to do that when you are young, even though in the back of your mind you are hearing your mum saying 'blah blah blah', because basically as a little kid, sometimes repetition is the only thing that will sink in as the smallest giggle or cough will distract you.
As adults though this is not the case. Politicians are elected by us to represent us, so in reality, we are their employer. I don't know about you, but if I was to speak to my boss in a condescending manner, kept repeating myself so that my message sunk into his thick brain, I reckon I would be adding to the unemployment line pretty quick sharp?
So please, any of you would-be politicians out there who may be reading this, please address us all as adults, talk to us in clear direct english so that we can make educated decisions on who we would like to represent out interests. We don't subscribe to any political parties here at www.mysunshinecoast.com.au though we do subscribe to 'good' representation for our region, politicians that 'know' who their constituents are, and will back what is important to us here on the Coast. Let the games begin!
In all seriousness, as many of you who have traveled overseas are aware, we are very lucky to be living in a 'democratic' country and should never take that for granted, make your vote count.
Best Wishes, Noely
, Community Site Co-ordinator