10 December 2013
Bogan's Rant - With Michael McShane - December 2013
Have some respect and be a man (or woman) of your word. Not the
most complicated of concepts. The drug dealers, kindergarden
teachers, clowns and other entertainment professionals all seem to
abide by a similar code. And yet when Joe Blow puts on his suit and
tie and walks into his office, somehow the rules change and the
Gallah hat comes out.
I'm Bogan McShane and in case you haven't noticed, this month,
what's put the sugar in my petrol tank is people who think that
their job title, their hair cut, the new book they're reading or
their general patronism of people working in service roles, makes
them less accountable to their word.
Now I'm a pretty straight shooting Bogan. If I can help you,
I'll tell you. If I can't help you, I'll tell you. If I say that
something is on the priority list, you can be sure it is. If I tell
you I'm going to put you forward for you a role, I absolutely will.
If I don't talk to you about a role, I don't.
Which is why it makes be beetroot coloured crazy to repeatedly
hear tales of people not doing the same. The rule changers after
the final whistle has blown. The people who take credit for other
people's hard work. The people who will stand on the person next to
them to get a better view at the concert.
Now my proud fellow Bogans is the time when we as proud
Australians need to decide whether this kind of behaviour is
Is it okay for someone to promise you something face to face and
then send you a contract that says something different?
Is it okay for someone to take the credit for your hard work
when they can't even clearly explain the process you went through
to achieve it?
Is it okay for the council to oragnise a 5 hour Christmas carol
event and then not allow alcohol at the venue?
No? Well I thought so too. But I had to check 'cause I'm feeling
like I'm living in a world gone mad.
So this year for Christmas, Bogans, I am asking for a cape to
match my flannels and thongs, so that I can go out and keep
fighting for the underdog. For the person who trusted when they had
every reason to do so. For the person kicked when they were down.
And for the average Aussie who trusts their countrymen to keep
their word. Because that's something that I value. And I hope you
Bogan's Pet Hate for the month. "The cheques in
In case I don't speak to you before hand, have a wonderful and
safe Christmas and a Properous New Year.
Let's leave the ranting and raving at the office for at least a
week or two.