God save the Queen! This lady was in front of me on the escalator at David Jones. (An Australian department store, not to be confused with Davy Jones as in ‘Hey, hey we’re the Monkeys!”) *The pictures aren’t very clear because they are iPhone pictures, but it’s the best I could do as Hushbear always has the camera.
See! She even had glasses! Her hair wasn’t curled, but I think she was in disguise. Australia is part of the Commonwealth after all! I’m sticking with it damn it. This was the queen! She’s on holiday in Sydney!
I really liked how HRH matched her shopping bag to her outfit. Yes, in the second picture that is a purple reusable shopping bag. Everyone here has their own bags. Some stores still have plastic, but for the most part people bring their own.
Woolworths won’t even give you a bag if you have less than 4 items. Borders charges 10 cents for every plastic bag. People are used to it and just bring their own bags with them. It’s really kind of neat; I would love to see that in America. The bags they do have at Woolworths are recycled and biodegradable. I guess that’s what happens when the lead singer from Midnight Oil becomes your Minister for the Environment (I shit you not, he really is.)
Let’s see, who could Obama make Secretary of the Environment? Prince? No, he’s too busy knocking on doors converting people. Most of the hair band guys are doing reality tv shows or drank to much to be of any use. Pat Benatar? Or maybe one of the guys from Devo? I don’t know. Tara, any ideas?