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03 October 2011

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Some people pay attention to an issue only if it affects them directly or is of benefit to them personally. Fortunately there are others with a bigger picture.

It only occurred on my first leave. Back to my old haunts at the footy club and old work mates.

"New Guinea, eh? Wot's it like up there?"

"Pretty good. Sometimes a bit lonely but the scenery's pretty good."

"Wot are the women like?" Nudge nudge, wink wink.

Within a couple of minutes of this they were away talking about that day's racing or footy results. Because you didn't give them the answer they expected they lost interest very quickly.

My next leave was totally different as I initiated the conversation and started with the footy and racing results.

You learn quickly!

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