Hundreds of people sleep rough on Ballarat's streets each night. If you're from these parts you'll imagine that sleeping on the streets would be especially awful at this time of year - not to mention dangerous. Homeless people must feel as though they have very little options and so find themselves freezing, hungry and very vulnerable. So when I saw this article in the Ballarat Courier on Friday I was completely dumbfounded. 'About 20 people from Ballarat, Bendigo, Bacchus Marsh and Melton braved the cold until midnight' to be the first to purchase a new iPhone 4 from the Bridge Mall's Telstra Shop. What the hell is all this about? Why would people voluntarily sit in the dark and icy drizzle to wait until midnight just so they can spend their money a few hours earlier than everyone else??? Is this really what we've become?
|The new super dooper iPhone 4|