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What drives me nuts

Good afternoon John and friendly staff,

Fire drills where everyone knows it’s a drill drive me nuts, because nobody treats it as an emergency…you might know where to exit if no doors are blocked by fire, but nobody gets any idea of how people will cope if they think the building really is on fire.

I’m not saying that we shouldn’t have calm practice evacuations, but we also need "real" evacuations where only the chief warden knows it’s a drill…overly calm wardens are a dead giveaway.

Anyway, have fun with your Friday the 13th fire drill…you said the notice states that all staff are to evacuate…surely this doesn’t include Lawsie and the newsroom…networked dead air or beeping noises!

Have a great day John and staff,

Samuel Gordon-Stewart

4 comments October 12th, 2006 at 01:30pm

No talking, and no throwing

Dreams can be very odd, and when they are, I generally post them here.

Take the two I had last night for example…the first one was a parliament setting, all the politicians were in their seats, and a see-saw started rocking back and forwards…nobody could speak unless the see-saw was pointing at them…and the speaker kept moving it.

The next dream took place as I was walking around Lake Burley Griffin, I was approached by two robbers and I was carrying my radio with me…so I threw it into the hill so they couldn’t steal it, they didn’t like that and started yelling at me…I fled to a supermarket where the person at the checkout told me I was “very naughty” for throwing things and told me to leave the supermarket.


October 12th, 2006 at 11:28am

John’s Going On Holiday! Clive’s Back! Stuart Returns Tuesday!

Exclamation mark exclamation mark…hmmm, got on a role with those exclamation marks.

Anyway, John Kerr is now on holidays for three weeks, he is going overseas with his wife Rhonda, and will be back on-air on Monday November 6 (I don’t know why he’ll be back on a Monday…another holiday for Stuart perhaps?). He sounds very excited about it, and has been making some jokes about the fact that he will be flying out of the country on Friday the 13th.

John has been filling in for Stuart Bocking who is currently on leave, and seeing as Stuart doesn’t come back until Tuesday, Clive Robertson will be running New Day on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday…that will be interesting, Clive and middawn is not an obvious match for my mind, but we’ll see. I’m sure Mike Jeffreys will be pleased to hear his pal on the radio while he makes his way into work.

John seems to think that Clive will be filling in for him on the remaining weekends, although I would suspect that will depend on how Clive gets on in the middawn shift, and we will therefore have either Clive or Clinton Maynard.

I’m very confused about who will be doing what if somebody is ill or otherwise unavailable…perhaps if everyone is ill (Stuart, Clive & Clinton) 2UE could just ring up John Stanley and have him do a Midnight to 3PM shift…or perhaps John Mangos will find his way into the studio…he fills in for Glenn Wheeler on weekends, so it’s not impossible.

That being said, let’s just hope that everyone is well, and John & Rhonda have a lovely holiday.


October 12th, 2006 at 05:30am


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