So here I sit in the middle of the Beenleigh Marketplace, one of their only shopping centres. It seems like having teeth and wearing shoes are optional here. A fairly pregnant woman comes and sits down next to me. She's wearing a shirt that says "BLOODY PROUD TO BE AN AUSSIE", flip flops, it also wouldn't surprise me if she has a Southern Cross tattoo and her name was Cheryl.
See normally I have a fairly good temper when talking to annoying people, but it's people like Cheryl that irritate me the quickest. What annoys me the most is that Australians are now becoming identified as people like her.
Australians seem to no longer be seen as outgoing, friendly and hard working. Other countries are now seeing us as rednecks or just white trailer trash with a Steve Irwin accent, when in fact they are just the minority in Australia. These 'bogans' are deterring people away from our beautiful country.
I see nothing wrong with showing some Aussie pride here and there but these people act like its Australia Day every single day of the year. They constantly walk around in board shorts and flip flops, even when its 10 degrees outside. Plus they almost always have a Southern Cross tattoo because hey, you're not a true blue Aussie if you don't have one!