We just ordered 3 large dominoes pizza’s for $15 - $5 each. Thats about 3 quid. Everyone ever should move here.
I’ve spent years fundraising for charities in Scotland and England, years in which I’ve being told to fuck off, that I’m scum, that charities are thieves, that issues don’t get fixed, that I should get a real job, that I’m ‘harassing’ people, that I’m ignorant, that I should go away and that I’m a cunt. I’ve even been spat on. So to come to a country where people continually thank me for what I do, come up to us and shake our hands and praise us to the ends of the earth, invest themselves into charity and believe in the good what we do is honestly worlds apart, I actually cannot get my head around it. In the UK fundraisers are taught ‘stopping techniques’ because it is genuinely THAT hard to get someone to take 5 minutes out of their day for a chat, about charity or not. Here in Australia a simple ‘hello!’ and 90% of people will stop. Half of them will fall in love with the Red Cross and the work I tell them about and they sign up. Honestly, you have no idea how incredible this feels. Coming from a country that is skint and its population is miserable to one where people love being alive and helping others out is absolutely unbelievable. I will never fundraise in the UK ever again. I am appreciated here.
Being drunk in Australia is great, especially when its most (every) night, but not being able to be drink and blab your feelings out to someone is really rubbish. Im working at 7.30 tomorrow. Its 2am.