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If you're left in the dark, call room disservice

Heckler WHAT is it about the way they design hotel room lighting?

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The gift that keeps getting my goat

Heckler At the bottom of the Heckler column it states ''Readers are invited to send 450 words on what makes their blood boil.'' My problem is that so many things make my blood boil.

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Forget halls, it's smug shoppers I'd love to deck

Heckler I SPOTTED her across the shopping centre. She was easy to see. Long rolls of wrapping paper sticking out of her trolley and that damn smug look on her face that said, "I've finished all my shopping...

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Life's a pain in the neck

Heckler ALTHOUGH tall, I am accustomed to moving through the day without drawing attention to myself. My usual interaction with strangers is to gladly reach for items on the higher shelves of supermarkets or...

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Reality bites when your teeth turn 45

Heckler I HAVE now discovered there is a reason that surveys divide the population into 35-44 (now, in my mind, gay young things with all their teeth) and 45-and-over, where we are talking a completely...

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Let's reward responsibility

Heckler RECENTLY I went to the Leonard Cohen concert at the Sydney Entertainment Centre, a consistently pleasant experience with a couple of highlights. But this is not a review, it's a rave.

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Where's my silver lining?

Heckler WE'VE almost completed the time-consuming process of putting solar power on our roof and I have become very anti-cloud.

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Devil is in the retail

Heckler THE end of the working day is everyone's favourite time of the day. Those of us who work in retail are no exception to feeling jubilation when 5pm, 5.30pm or 9pm creeps up.

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Bah humbug to Secret Santa

Heckler As the festive season descends on us, there is something I'm really dreading. It's not the obligatory lunch with crazy relatives or nauseating Christmas carols playing over and over in shopping malls.

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It's time to volunteer manners

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Heckler A RECENT Heckler writer lamented that medical students are at the bottom of the food chain in hospitals. Wrong.

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Brutalised by our bras

Heckler Instead of ban the burqa, I say ban the bra. As far as I'm concerned the brassiere is a far worse symbol of female repression than the burqa.

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A quote for all occasions

Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Heckler ABC-TV news is to be congratulated for the conservation of taxpayer funds with its ARC (Anonymous Random Commentator) initiative.

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Just treat me like dirt, I'm a med student

Heckler I FEEL a bit duped. I worked hard at high school to get into medicine and have been rewarded for my efforts by six years of an apprenticeship that I have for the most part endured rather than enjoyed.

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Arms race to end them all

Heckler It happens in the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House, in packed cinemas and on planes. Arm-to-arm combat that no one talks about but everyone feels.

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Effronteries of scale

Heckler ONE day recently the chief executive of a large company was on TV telling us that his corporation would terminate 1000 jobs in order to improve "efficiency and service to the public".

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Breaking the cafe habit

Heckler What do you do when things go awry at your favourite cafe? There are the forgivable incidents, like when someone who orders after you gets served before you (a breach of the Golden Rule).

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The power of transfer

Heckler Three weeks ago we received an electricity account addressed to our place. This was a bit strange because we had no contact or contract with AGL (the sender), and it appeared on the account that the...

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Any colour so long as it's black

Heckler I could die of sensory deprivation here. Before me was an oppressive sea of dull grey and black. It was depressing - this was the stroller section of my local ''baby warehouse''.

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A tip: take no notice of tipsters

Heckler ROLL up, roll up for the Spring Carnival. Yes it's that time of the year again, when even those who have to search the phone book for the nearest TAB turn into instant experts and delude ourselves...

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It's so sad - sorry seems to be the easiest word

Heckler WHY do people constantly apologise to me? If I dash across a road in front of a car, chances are the driver will wind down the window and shout ''Sorry''.