Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Highlights From Black Tuesday

Half the state blacks out on a 41 degree day

Many adventures.

Here's some of the best bits from the Herald Sun.

In the Southgate food court, ice cream shops were giving away melted ice cream and in a super-rare occurrence a Chinese takeaway THREW AWAY SOME FOOD.

In St Kilda Road Towers, pregnant Mary Sussanj and husband Sam Mazar "survived a dark, hot lift."

At Sydenham's Sugargum Hotel...
"TAB operator Louise Leydon had a hard time explaining to frustrated putners that though power was flickering on and off, it wasn't constant enough for them to place a bet."
But PricewaterhouseCoopers employee Haylee Newton was probably Victoria's hardest hit by the blackout.
"I've just walked down 21 flights of stairs to get out of work,"she told the paper.

"And I live in Southbank, so it's going to be another 18 flights up to get back home."
Poor thing.

1 comment:

Alison said...

Yup. Reckon you can work the word 'resilience' into a Melbourne surburb...?
I give you
Bomoania (Boronia), Sookbank, Melton (in only 40C), Whine-dham Vale and Bang-on-holme.