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Jun 28, 2012

The Inappropriately Happy Herald Sun reader returns

Yesterday she was giggling over a mother murdered for a cheap meal. Today

Yesterday she was giggling over a mother murdered for a cheap meal. Today she’s cacking herself about asylum seekers in peril on the sea:


It’s funny because they didn’t arrive here safely.

I wonder how many more of these we’ll see before somebody has a word with the people photoshopping the iPad ads.

(Via an unfortunate encounter with the Herald Sun in a cafe at lunchtime.)

PS Kudos to the Herald Sun, though, for being the first publication to feature in its advertising the boast “WITH RADAR IMAGES”.

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7 thoughts on “The Inappropriately Happy Herald Sun reader returns

  1. fractious

    “Gee, really? And here I was with big dreams of being a career check-out operator! Just check yourself out and keep your inane observations to yourself, sir.”

    If you actually go and speak to staff on the check-outs you usually (in my experience anyway) find that they know these self-checkout things are another way of cutting jobs. These may not be the most challenging and rewarding forms of employment out there, but they suit a lot of people who want (or can only manage) part time casual work, and as far as p/t casual work goes there are many worse places to work than a supermarket.

  2. Howard,B.

    Ronson & SHV

    [I tried to explain the same principle to a woman employee directing me to the self-serve checkout at Coles but I didn’t get through.]

    You’ll probably find that both staff members where simply being polite to you both, rather than subject you to something withering such as:

    “Gee, really? And here I was with big dreams of being a career check-out operator! Just check yourself out and keep your inane observations to yourself, sir.”

  3. Andrew McIntosh

    Whether this is meant as a black joke, sardonic commentary or complete gormlessness, it just doesn’t matter any more.

  4. SHV

    Ronson:

    I tried to argue that I, too, should get $15 an hour for doing the job of check-out operator (about $1.25 for my time – as a discount). Apart from a weird look that suggested security may be called, it occurred to me that I didn’t have to deal with questions about ‘school voucher dockets for Somerton Sea Scouts’ or ‘Fly Buys’ if I did my own checking out.

  5. Ronson Dalby

    One thing I’m NOT going to miss at PP (or Crikey for that matter) is the rotten comment moderation system!!

  6. Ronson Dalby

    “extolling the virtues of online banking which ultimately put them out of a job.”

    I tried to explain the same principle to a woman employee directing me to the self-serve checkout at Coles but I didn’t get through.

  7. SHV

    Either she is very petite, or that is one industrial sized iPad!

    Also – let’s get this straight: They’re relentlessly blasting the readers of their paper edition into the e-edition?

    Reminds me of those painful encounters with bank staffers who used to walk up and down the queue (why didn’t they just get over the counter and actually serve the people in the queue?) extolling the virtues of online banking which ultimately put them out of a job.