Tomorrow is Melbourne Cup Day. This is a wonderful time if you like horses (provided none get injured during the race and require putting down) or fashion. It is also a public holiday here and most people take the opportunity to have an extra long weekend (taking both the previous Friday and Monday off as well).
Sadly Cup Day also brings out hoards of Bogans, who don ill-fitting suits or too tight/short/small dresses and ridiculous shoes in celebration of the day, These folk generally get horribly drunk, fight, vomit in public and ruin the day for most.
Another joy of the Cup is the plethora of advertisements for “on line” gambling organisations, each out to make themselves look like a “dead cert”, “sure bet” establishment, which will dramatically increase your social standing, success with the opposite sex, and increase you bank balance. I very much worry about the lack of balance in gaming advertising – It is very easy to imagine the distress that the actual financial losses will cause the easily fooled.
Gamble responsibly and have a super day!