You've got to be alert to rip-offs, people.
No one wants to be on the end of a shakedown. And no one wants to be bamboozled by the art of marketing with its shiny images, fancy buzzwords and brainwashing jingles.
Thankfully, the Memewhile in Newcastle Facebook page is on the case.
This post has been getting some traction: "Meanwhile at McDonald's ... when you order a hamburger, large fries and a large frozen Coke separately, it comes to $5.65".
"But when you order a hamburger, large fries and a large frozen Coke as a McValue meal it is priced at $7.25.
"Where is the value in that?"
In response someone posted an animated image of a bloke dressed up as Colonel Sanders doing a groovy little jig, clicking his fingers, holding a bucket of KFC and saying "come to my place instead".
The post attracted comments from others who shared their stories about being ripped off when they paid $20 for a strawberry fondue at Max Brenner [Ouch!], and a family ticket to an NRL game that worked out to be dearer than buying individual tickets.
One comment congratulated the Facebook page on its Macca's revelation: "From memes to investigative journalism," it said.
In response the page moderator said: "I'mma gonna add that to my resume!"
Garry Matthews, of Hamilton, spotted an oddity in the Newcastle Herald's sport section last Thursday.
It was a photo of a rugby union scrum packing down.
He pointed out that one of the players in the scrum was wearing a watch.
"It's as clear as the nose on your face. The first thing that struck me was, 'does he have to be somewhere'?", Garry quipped.
Garry said it appeared to be a training session, rather than a game.
But if we were the coach, we definitely wouldn't allow this at our training. Not on our watch!
Meanwhile, Garry asked how we were getting on working from home, given that offices are more or less off limits during the pandemic.
Garry: "Have you got out of your tracky-dacks and slippers?"
He recalled a Seinfeld episode in which George Constanza was wearing track-pants and Jerry said to him, 'Have you just given up on life?'
Garry: "Confine the tracky-dacks to the house. Don't go down to the shops with tracky-dacks on."
Topics: "But our trackies are stylish. We've got Real Madrid ones on. We'd get away with that, wouldn't we?"
Garry: "Yeah, you keep telling yourself that, buddy."
We'll we'll we'll ... if it isn't autocorrect.
Two guys walk into a bar. The third guy ducks.
What's the most detail-oriented ocean? The Pacific.
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