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February 28, 2021

Fuming motorists

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Nik Smulian, Mullumbimby

It smelt of diesel in the shop today. I went outside to find an empty car idling away in the street. The fumes wafting into the shop in the heat of the day. It’s something I see a lot in town these days and I usually look for the owner to quiz them about their foul, polluting habits.

Some respondents are onto it and look suitably shame-faced but most (the ones with the fancy cars) just yell ‘Fuck Off’. How beautiful this town is becoming.

Today I shouted for the owner – ‘Yes, but my baby is sleeping inside’.

‘You don’t think that’s a bit selfish? Pumping carcinogens into the street like that?’

‘What is your problem it’s only for five minutes!’

‘And if everyone behaved like you, for just five minutes, how much pollution then?’

Angry now, defensive: ‘You should try being a parent!’

I thought to mention she’s younger than my progeny, that she could wind down the windows, buy a small battery fan, plan her day better…

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