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Aussie Bush Etiquette...manners...or not!

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This is  humorous etiquette advice sent to me by a friend…we Australians can be quite irreverent...…

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"Aussie Bush Etiquette is recognized throughout the civilized world but we all need to be reminded from time to time.
In General:

1.       Never take an open stubby (a beer can)  to a job interview...
2.       Always identify people in your paddocks before shooting at them.
3.       It's tacky to take an Esky (a portable cooler)  to church.
4.       Even if you're certain you're included in the will, it's rude to take your ute (an open back utility vehicle) and trailer to the funeral. 
The vastness of Australia...  Guilderton, Western Australia (photo LP)

Eating Out:

1.       When decanting wine from the box (a wine carton) tilt the paper cup and pour slowly so as not to bruise the wine.
2.       If drinking directly from the bottle, hold it with only one hand. 
An Aussie …

Bali…Bogans, Tattoos and the Ugly Australian…

Balinese temple (photo LP 2010)
I have returned in the past few days from a holiday in Bali, Indonesia, with my sister.  Unlike my trip in 2010 when I stayed more remotely in the north west at Pemuteran and  the north east at Amed, this visit was to a five star resort in Legian.
What a difference!  The streets of Legian were very busy, the locals almost outnumbered by the Australian tourists.  I heard very few languages other than “Aussie” spoken and it reminded me that when I travelled with my French boyfriend to the northern part of Bali, I was told by the Europeans I met that they tended to avoid the tourist hubs of Kuta, Legian and Seminyak because of the loud, rude and crude Australians…yes a generalisation about the Aussies, but unfortunately, as I was to learn, a correct one.
A friendly local trying to sell us a toy (photo LP 2012)
It is difficult to write this post without appearing a “snob”.  But having canvassed my ideas with friends, acquaintances, colleagues and clients, an…