Brighton Road Trip

I’m about to go on a road trip to the Grampians with my beautiful wife and two children! We are all extremely excited, especially because this trip is so different from our usual holidays. Each year we travel overseas, whether that be for a skiing holiday in Canada, laying on the beach in Vanuatu or …

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Another Roadworthy Certificate

I’m actually known in my local community as the suburb’s worst driver. I’m twenty-three years old and have failed my driving test four times in a row. I’ve got my fifth driving test attempt booked in for next month, and I’ve got the whole suburb behind me for support. It’s become a bit of a …

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Car Won’t Start

I’m really upset right now. My boyfriend has come down with a really bad flu that has gotten progressively worse over the last few days, and I can’t be there to help him. He lives about an hour away from me, which obviously isn’t close but isn’t too far and usually I would be able …

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Five Bathroom Mansion

I’ve had an irrational fear of bathrooms ever since I heard a scary story about one in grade five. I am now twenty-three years old and I still haven’t completely shaken my fear of the bathroom mirror and a tap that won’t stop dripping. I won’t go into detail about the scary story because I …

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Homeowner Tradition

It is a tradition in my family to purchase a house for your children when they come of age. This tradition has been in my family for the past six generations, and it is something that no one wants to see die. Six generations ago my family came from extreme hardship, where they were unable …

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Office Design Productivity

Productivity is down. My own especially. I’m a senior executive at a firm that will most definitely remain nameless, and I can feel the typical afternoon slump creeping earlier and earlier as each day passes. We all very much believe in the work we do, and that has been proven with our years of success …

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Apartment Heating

I find it difficult to tell people what I need. This has been something I’ve tried to overcome for the last ten or so years, however I still really struggle to speak up when I need to. This struggle comes from an internalised fear that I am annoying, overreacting or being way too expectant of …

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Hardware Store Memories

As the son of a tradesman, I spent many years growing up frequenting hardware stores. The hardware store felt like my second home. I knew all the staff, I knew where to find materials in every aisle, and I knew exactly where to hide when my dad said it was time to go home. You’d …

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Tool Storage Heaven

I am in my fourth year of an electrical apprenticeship. Anyone who has worked in a trade knows how difficult it is. Trade work is most definitely not for the faint of heart. Being a sparky has been a test of my stamina and resilience every day since I finished school five years ago. Don’t …

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Why Tint

I’ve been searching far and wide, and finally, I’ve found some more important people to interview for the Australian Bureau of Random Statistics. I need to find out why people get window tinting services, and the results have been quite interesting. A few days after contacting my next interviewees, I stand outside the head office …

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