I can appreciate the benefit of Summernats on the local economy.
And, yes, it was kind of cool to see Decepticon Barricade in Braddon on Thursday night.
But, next year, could someone please remind me that this whole scary people in shiny cars thing is always worse than I remember?
Last night I was required to produce identification in order to get into my own home.
Whilst I understand the requirement for some kind of security (its not like I'm inviting guys to come and do burnouts on the tennis courts!), I maintain that it is unreasonable to assume that residents will carry their parking permit (hello, I wasn't driving - why would I have the parking permit on me?) or proof of residence on them at all times, with-out notification that it would be required!!
This morning we awoke to the sounds of cheering crowds and burning rubber, then the bus stopped short of its usual route (changed traffic conditions, poorly publicised changes to buses) and the Boy had to meet me at the gate to prevent having my comings and goings recorded by those fascists with clipboards. (Since the parking permit was in the car, not in my handbag on the bus!) Incidentally, the Boy - a law talking guy - tells me it's illegal for them to demand identification like that.
So please, in the middle of December, when I'm insisting that "Summernats isn't so bad", please point me in the direction of this post. Permission to slap if necessary.