After seeing this picture, you lose the right to complain about the size of your Christmas tree, the quality of your presents, and the whole event of Christmas in your household. Being in the south half of planet Earth, the seasons are reversed, turning the summer months of June, July, and August into winter and December through to February into summer.
In Australia, Christmas is celebrated on the 25th of December like in the rest of the world; however, this falls in the summertime, when it can get scorchingly hot. Leave behind the Christmas trees and bring out the fans instead. That’s when it begins to look a lot like an Australian Christmas. Gather around the fan, where the breeze is cool, and hearts and body temperatures are at ease.
Cats and Dogs
The world is divided into two — dog people and cat people. Many young couples decide to adopt (or buy) a dog before settling down and having children. Apparently, there is something about caring for a dog that prepares you for parenthood (only people who don't have children will believe this). Cats are a totally different story.
They don't really bother, and as long as they are fed, they care about nothing. They seem to resemble teenagers. Those ungrateful humans close in the room and peek out to see what's served for dinner. Sometimes, it seems like they like you. It might even come across as love. But it does seem like they’re plotting your downfall most other times.
Getting a divorce is never a pleasant episode in one's life. Besides the broken hearts usually linked to this chapter, it can involve ugly episodes of who's taking what. Whoever posted this leaflet wanted to shorten that episode and decided to leave the ex with as little as possible. We think that this should definitely be part of every divorce agreement.
No matter what happens to the house, car, or expensive stereo system, the rest of the joint belongings (including the kids under the age of 18) should be displayed in a garage sale. It seems to be the most effective kind of naming and shaming for those inclined to take it out publicly. Sales never felt this good, we reckon.
No one is afraid of a bit of hailstone unless it grows spikes, and then you better run for your life. Australia's hailstones are like no other, and they are just as great as everything else about this land. The largest hailstone seen to this day is over five inches in size, making it as big as an iPhone 7. If these rocks were to keep themselves to isolated areas or dark and gloomy woods, we could cope, but these monsters fall in populated cities; they might break windows or cause some other damage.
And, of course, it’s happened. In 2021, freak hail storms battered some parts of the country, shattering solar panels, windows, and other property. The hailstones that year managed to break the record for the largest ever recorded in Australia – at least 16 cm to the previous 14 cm.
You should always carry a water bottle with you, especially in Australia when the weather can get terribly hot. When strolling down the road with your dog, it's great to come across a bowl of water intended for them, as they need water as much as we do, and sometimes even more. It was really heartwarming to see that people are considerate of other people's needs.
God didn't create us all the same, and whoever put up this board acknowledged that. However, we do have one question: do you think the dogs will mind? Something tells us they probably wouldn’t. We don’t deserve them, but they love us all the same.