I try really hard not to read the comments on internet news stories.
Pretty much for the same reason I refuse to listen to talkback radio.Ok, occasionally someone comes up with an intelligent or amusing comment.
Unfortunately the majority of the comments are either ill-informed, ill-advised, abusive, defensive, offensive or irrelevant.
Sometimes I am drawn in against my will (I once even posted my own comment. I felt so dirty).
Today’s topic was South Australia. A new image, a new brand, a new name.
Lots of comments about how South Australia is boring, full of bogans, bad drivers and bugger all else.
Happily there are an almost equal number of comments acknowledging the various good points of the state.
Food – Whiting, Pie Floaters, Balfours Frog Cakes, Fruchocs, Haighs, Charlesworth Nuts
(And that I can get Haighs in Melbourne – and Fruchocs are now available nation wide!)