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(The Sun)   British couple who moved to Australia have already returned to the UK because. A) Higher cost of living. B) Weird food. C) They couldn't buy their precious snowflake her favorite fruit drink. D) All of the above   (thesun.co.uk) divider line 14
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2013-06-15 07:51:37 AM  
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bill4935: At first I thought this was one of those "rich people have problems too" stories.

But this dude made his wife quit her lousy job, then left his job as a forklift operator and rented a luxury flat in Adelaide.  After spending ten grand on plane tickets and going to a country he'd only ever seen on TV.  Mmmmaybe they didn't really plan out the most economical way to change their lives.

So it's more of a "stupid proles have too much money, look at these knobs" story.  Which fits in with The Sun's editorial mandate.


I suspect they only went over on a tourist visa and got kicked out and this entire thing is just a cover story. The emigration requirements for Australia are very tough if you are not on a desired jobs list and i don't think fork lift truck driver is on that list.
2013-06-15 08:30:02 AM  
2 votes:

3rdtimearound: you're so right! And all yanks are loud, diabetic and illiterate, right?


Only half of them. The other half are Democrats.
2013-06-15 07:35:30 AM  
2 votes:
Okay they probably don't exist because its the sun, but really have met a lot of wankers just like them over here too.. even I (a british immigrant to NZ) have started calling them Poms.

EVERYTHING is always worse and every failure of theirs is the fault of the place. They dont make enough money and you cant get the right 'insert trivial shiat you can totally get if you care' etc etc. It is insane frankly, as just about everything is better. If you have children then the better becomes just epic. I could punch my parents for not moving out here when I was a kid, much of England is a farking hole compared to the antipodes.
2013-06-15 07:21:18 AM  
2 votes:
Whinging. Poms.

/obligatory
//Aussie
2013-06-15 03:05:10 PM  
1 votes:

LiberalEastCoastElitist: I went to a Caribbean medical school where we did four semesters on the island of Dominica (not the same as DR). I'm convinced this island is on the way to being the cool vacation destination people brag to their friends about as eco vacations become the new fad. It's mountainous so it was never tamed by the Europeans. Most of the forests on the other Caribbean islands were leveled for plantations and the like. Dominica is covered in beautiful rolling hills/mountains covered in tropical trees. One side of the island has rain forest. They say its the only island Columbus would still recognize. It has scuba diving that consistently ranks in the top 10 in the world, excellent fishing (you can buy fresh hacked off the fish with a machete yellow fin tuna for about $2.5/lb), black sand beaches, sulfur and hot water springs, excellent hiking, ziplining, water tubing, attractions like the emerald pool: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g147284-d147967-Reviews- E merald_Pool_Nature_Trail-Morne_Trois_Pitons_National_Park_Saint_Patric k_Parish_Do.html

Most of the students almost instantly hated the island and biatched and moaned about not being able to wait to get off. Most of them flew back to the states every break. Very few of the students did more than one or two touristy outings, and most seemed more interested in visiting the surrounding restaurants that had the closest to possible American experience.


So because YOU enjoy outdoorsy stuff like fishing, hiking, beach-going, ziplining, etc. you assume other people who prefer other things that aren't on that island are ungrateful bastards?

Maybe those students didn't want to go fishing, hiking, scuba diving or ziplining. To you that might be a lot of fun. To me it sounds annoying and tedious. I HATE fishing. Hiking is okay in small doses. Scuba diving holds no interest for me. Ziplining seems stupid as hell.

People like different things. It's great that the island had all the things you like. Other people are entitled to like other things, though, and if those things weren't there, they had a right to be unhappy about it.
2013-06-15 09:57:04 AM  
1 votes:
let's see... british tabloid staples:

• boobs
• stories about huge boob jobs for young girls designed to allow the reader to arch their eyebrows in disapproval while still ogling the helpfully included pictures of the boobs in question.
• unglamorous photos of aging actors/pop stars
• stories of NHS screw-ups
stories about stupid people designed specifically to enrage the reader and yet keep them reading while they tut-tut and smugly congratulate themselves on not being quiiiiite that dumb.
2013-06-15 08:22:38 AM  
1 votes:
Here's your daily hate on the Brits thread farkers.
Dirty crass pigs with their cheap teeth, fat women and uneducated children.
Ugh, there are no low-class people like that in Australia or the USA, no everyone is genetically perfect, svelte, refined and educated to the finest standard.
If only we could nuke Britain from orbit, then the world would be a true utopia without all the British and their 'teeth', 'food' and 'bodies'.
Ugh, they offend me so much, nuke them!!
2013-06-15 08:12:14 AM  
1 votes:

mighty_maxx: WTF...I don't even....I mean did they not at least take a week or two vacation there before deciding to move? This article has to be made up.



It's amazing how the world has changed. My ancestors migrated to New Zealand, spending months on a boat to arrive here, based on hearsay and marketing efforts from the New Zealand Company and colonial government. They and their fellow migrants took a big risk to come here.

That said, if this family didn't like it and think that life in Australia would make them unhappy, then changing their minds and going back home is entirely reasonable. No point in staying in a place you don't want to be out of sheer bloody mindedness.
2013-06-15 08:01:37 AM  
1 votes:
img1.fark.net

Seems legit.
2013-06-15 07:54:59 AM  
1 votes:

FarkinNortherner: That took nearly four seconds on Google: British Supermarket Worldwide

Quiet news day, if you're not allowed to write about the boss's wife farking the former PM, I guess?


Will there be a Fark thread on Wendy and Tony? Or does Fark have to suck up to Rupert too?
2013-06-15 07:48:06 AM  
1 votes:
2013-06-15 07:33:04 AM  
1 votes:
At first I thought this was one of those "rich people have problems too" stories.

But this dude made his wife quit her lousy job, then left his job as a forklift operator and rented a luxury flat in Adelaide.  After spending ten grand on plane tickets and going to a country he'd only ever seen on TV.  Mmmmaybe they didn't really plan out the most economical way to change their lives.

So it's more of a "stupid proles have too much money, look at these knobs" story.  Which fits in with The Sun's editorial mandate.
2013-06-15 07:31:10 AM  
1 votes:
That took nearly four seconds on Google: British Supermarket Worldwide

Quiet news day, if you're not allowed to write about the boss's wife farking the former PM, I guess?
2013-06-15 07:27:35 AM  
1 votes:
WTF...I don't even....I mean did they not at least take a week or two vacation there before deciding to move? This article has to be made up.
 
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