I went to Prahran today to visit the Chapel Street Bazaar. I wanted an old phone. One that doesn’t require power, so that I have a land-line phone during a blackout. I particularly wanted one with a dial on the front, like the one we used to have when I was little. Having checked local op-shops and coming up empty, the Bazaar was the only place I could think of that was sure to have one. I found one, and in my favourite colour- green! In fact it was exactly what I wanted! Of course it cost way more than I was hoping (but not more than I expected) however it came with a three-month warranty, so I could take it back if it didn’t work. Happy with that, I purchased it.
No need to take it back, it works!! Yay!! And the cats should find it difficult sliding the phone off the hook like they did with my other one.
On my way to the Bazaar, I walked past Swinburne University. My eye was caught by their sign. My first thought upon seeing it was ‘Oh my god, I can’t believe they teach design there and they went with that!’ The design itself is not bad, it just reads badly. I don’t know how long they’ve had this design, but really ‘SWIN . . . BUR . . . NE’? Swin burnie? We are the students who say “Ne!” I bet the designer demanded to be paid with a shrubbery.
I do know a little bit about what I’m talking about, as I did study design at . . . eh-hm . . . Swin bur ne. (Oh dear)