10 December 2013

Bogan's Rant - With Michael McShane - 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 acceptable.

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 do too.

Bogan's Pet Hate for the month. "The cheques in the mail"

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.