The Great Unwashed.

The Great Unwashed.
One City Sense coming under increasing assault of late is my sense of smell! Yesterday I had occasion to catch a bus home from the city and sat opposite a man who smelt as though he had not washed for a month and rather looked like it. I felt physically sick from the exposure but endured it so as not to embarrass the unfortunate fellow. Nevertheless this is an increasingly frequent experience that seems related to poverty and, to a lesser extent ethnicity, although that may have more to do with dietary preference than the former. Still does Government realize this unfortunate consequence of rising water and energy bills driving many to avoid or ration the morning shower? The collateral consequence is many other people choosing to avoid public transport and taxi companies that do not issue breath mints for their drivers. So much for reducing our carbon footprint! Still it is not all bad news – I heard this morning that new car sales are up recently.

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About adelaidepete

Now live in Adelaide South Australia and have always worked in Systems & Software Engineering. I am enjoying commenting on, suggesting and discussing innovative solutions to problems and useful risk mitigation strategies and recently interested in the realm of public policy re urban planning & disasters - the focus of this blog. I am interested in technology, gadgetry, enhancing productivity & functionality, urban planning, military thinking and public policy. I enjoyed periods I spent in USA (Reston, Virginia Beach & Dallas) & Europe (Germany, Spain, Italy & Greece) but genuinely love Australia, most people, animals, singing, dancing & life.
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