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How two broken people made the most of a chance meeting

How two broken people made the most of a chance meeting

‘You okay?’

I’d dropped my walking stick. The CRACK sound of my metal stick on the concrete must have been loud. I had earphones in, listening to The Cure, so didn’t notice at first.

‘—yeah,’ I replied, stopping the song so I could make contact with the Good Samaritan a couple of feet away. Reaching down, I managed to grab the stick without falling over.

‘I’m fine.’

Don’t trust the prediction of a psychic croc from Darwin… and other lessons from the Australian election

Don’t trust the prediction of a psychic croc from Darwin… and other lessons from the Australian election

A crocodile called Burt was one big loser from the recent Australia election. But what can we learn from the event besides never to trust a Darwin psychic croc? Writer Paul Gallagher reckons there are lessons that work for all sides of politics.