Anzac Day



  • Was a decent service , learned that Admiral Jellicoe who was in charge of the fleet at the battle of Jutland was governer General after the war and one of his last acts before he left was to hold the first ceremony at the war memorial we go to ,
    Next year if there's another one of those toy "dogs" yapping and whining anywhere near me it's going over the cenotaph like I'm Morne Steyn playing on the high veldt.



  • Fuck yeah - make sure you're wearing a GoPro.
     
    I took the boy out for a ride this morning and some shops were open before midday. Now I know its tough to run a small business, but at least fucking hold off until midday Mr Indian Grocery Store Owner. No-one will die if you don't sell something once an hour.



  • Fuck yeah - make sure you're wearing a GoPro.
     
    I took the boy out for a ride this morning and some shops were open before midday. Now I know its tough to run a small business, but at least fucking hold off until midday Mr Indian Grocery Store Owner. No-one will die if you don't sell something once an hour.

    On my morning walk I saw a bunch of pubs open, so you might want to give the Indian bloke a pass for following the lead of his fellow countrymen.



  • Ms boo jr did the march with Girl Guides this morning. Carried the NZ flag. (The traditional one 🙂 )



  • On my morning walk I saw a bunch of pubs open, so you might want to give the Indian bloke a pass for following the lead of his fellow countrymen.
    Nup. Give it half a day, and let the mayhem commence at midday



  • Went to the service in Lower Hutt, couldn't hear a word that was being said and Hutt folk aren't into singing hymns but the last post sends a good old shiver up the spine every time. Was thinking that WWII vets are seriously few and far between now, a young fella of 17-18 towards the end of the war would be 90 odd now. My sons school made a huge deal about it last year and to see both of them get interested is really heartwarming. It's such an important day that I hope is recognised forever....
     
    I'm neither here nor there about pubs being open, I'm meeting a mate later today at one to toast my granddads, if ya don't approve of them trading then don't fucken go to them.



  • Nup. Give it half a day, and let the mayhem commence at midday

    Wasn't really my point ... but you know that.



  • Was a decent service , learned that Admiral Jellicoe who was in charge of the fleet at the battle of Jutland was governer General after the war and one of his last acts before he left was to hold the first ceremony at the war memorial we go to ,
    Next year if there's another one of those toy "dogs" yapping and whining anywhere near me it's going over the cenotaph like I'm Morne Steyn playing on the high veldt.

    I have started a shitfight on my Facebook page after complaining about these two toddlers who were talking and moaning all the way through the service. We were right next to them and yes, we could have moved, but there were plenty of others turning around and giving disapproving looks at the little shits. I could almost tolerate talking and mumbling while the hymns etc are on, but the dipshit father should have recognised the worst of his two kids wasn't going to shut up during the silent tribute (seeing as he hadn't stopped dribbling shit out of his mouth for the previous 45 minutes) and moved the kid away from the crowd for a couple of minutes. Needless to say he didn't, and needless to say the kid didn't shut up.
     
    Naturally, some of my "parent'' friends have defended taking kids along to the service. That wasn't my point of course but it's a pleasure watching them get up in arms.



  • It's the first year I've heard kids being noisey, I can understand it to a certain degree but I agree with you about them moving away as s courtesy. What kind of fuckwit brings a dog especially one that whines and yaps?



  • On my morning walk I saw a bunch of pubs open, so you might want to give the Indian bloke a pass for following the lead of his fellow countrymen.

    Pubs are different.



  • I have started a shitfight on my Facebook page after complaining about these two toddlers who were talking and moaning all the way through the service. We were right next to them and yes, we could have moved, but there were plenty of others turning around and giving disapproving looks at the little shits. I could almost tolerate talking and mumbling while the hymns etc are on, but the dipshit father should have recognised the worst of his two kids wasn't going to shut up during the silent tribute (seeing as he hadn't stopped dribbling shit out of his mouth for the previous 45 minutes) and moved the kid away from the crowd for a couple of minutes. Needless to say he didn't, and needless to say the kid didn't shut up.
     
    Naturally, some of my "parent'' friends have defended taking kids along to the service. That wasn't my point of course but it's a pleasure watching them get up in arms.
    That isnt a parent thing.... that s a selfish pick thing



  • Pubs are different.

    How?



  • No run by Indians?



  • It's the first year I've heard kids being noisey, I can understand it to a certain degree but I agree with you about them moving away as s courtesy. What kind of fuckwit brings a dog especially one that whines and yaps?It's no longer about solemn remembrance - it's about being able to tell people you were there.How?Because drinking and two-up.



  • It's no longer about solemn remembrance - it's about being able to tell people you were there.

    Very much so. FB feed is full of people checking in at dawn services. Dubious as to why you'd do this.



  • Very much so. FB feed is full of people checking in at dawn services. Dubious as to why you'd do this.

    This is pretty sad , I get the sense some people are trying to out grieve each other a bit.
    It was a little bit different this year at the end , the sergeant major in charge of the parade tore into us like we at basic training which got a few laughs .



  • I have started a shitfight on my Facebook page after complaining about these two toddlers who were talking and moaning all the way through the service. We were right next to them and yes, we could have moved, but there were plenty of others turning around and giving disapproving looks at the little shits. I could almost tolerate talking and mumbling while the hymns etc are on, but the dipshit father should have recognised the worst of his two kids wasn't going to shut up during the silent tribute (seeing as he hadn't stopped dribbling shit out of his mouth for the previous 45 minutes) and moved the kid away from the crowd for a couple of minutes. Needless to say he didn't, and needless to say the kid didn't shut up.
     
    Naturally, some of my "parent'' friends have defended taking kids along to the service. That wasn't my point of course but it's a pleasure watching them get up in arms.

    My opinion on this is stay away if you have young children. You can be thankful at home. The parents who think they are being the ultimate patriots by showing their children they have respect for the Anzacs are stupid. Don't bring your "the Anzacs fought for our freedom and I am exercising mine by bringing my screaming kids to dawn service." argument here either.
     
    Your kids don't know where they are. They just know its dark, cold and there are tons of strangers standing there, silent, in the dark....
     
    Take your kids after 6yrs. They know when to shut up mostly and they can at least try to comprehend the importance of the occasion.
     
    Honestly and sincerely parents, stop being c@nts.



  • Wasn't really my point ... but you know that.

    My point was, even pubs should have a think about their opening hours on Anzac Day.
     
    If there are services, then I have no issue with the RSL being open if old mates want to catch up for a beer / cuppa and have a chat. That is what the RSL is for, IMHO - a place for those people who have served, and to help raise funds for those who have served, and need help (Legacy etc).



  • My point was, even pubs should have a think about their opening hours on Anzac Day.
     
    If there are services, then I have no issue with the RSL being open if old mates want to catch up for a beer / cuppa and have a chat. That is what the RSL is for, IMHO - a place for those people who have served, and to help raise funds for those who have served, and need help (Legacy etc).

    Your Aussienglish didn't translate correctly ;), it appeared as you were still coming down on the shopkeeper while ignoring the pubs.



  • No run by Indians?

    Cowboys!
     
    I took my kids to a service (not the dawn one) about 4 years ago and my daughter was only 3, and she talked a little, but only in asking questions about things, I moved to the back, one old fella gave us the evils, but another came back and was really helpful in telling her in much better detail than I could.
     
    Only taken TR Jnr to Dawn services, although Miss TR is now at the point where she is old enough to come along too and know when to keep quiet...only issue will be waking her before dawn!


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