Pukekohe’s five aside football competition kicked off last week, and I got the call up. The last time I kicked a ball was last season’s competition. However you can’t be ‘rusty’ when you can’t kick a ball on a good day anyway. I am effectively there to make up numbers, but my team are very supportive of my attempts.
It’s (mostly) a social event anyway, the banter is strong and at the end of the day it’s just a game… don’t say that to some teams though!
I took the first hit of the season. An imprint of a soccer ball now graces my left leg. It’s all about contributing to the team. If I can beat last year’s record of one goal, I’ll be happy.
Nationally, last week was a horror week for the road toll. As I drive around, I can’t help but notice the driving habits of some people. The amount of people I see talking or texting on their phones is amazing. I want to give a cheeky honk, but the fact that they’re already distracted makes me think I’d better not.
Please check your driving habits. Whether you’re eating, putting on make up or taking a call, either pull over or wait. It’s not worth the risk.
On the topic of cars, I was busy writing this column last week when someone came in to inform me that there was a kid hanging around my car, stealing my valve caps. I was pretty shocked, and then annoyed. They’re only caps and they were pink (not my colour of choice), but it’s still a pain. Young dude, I hope those pink caps serve you well for when you are old enough to have your own car… or to stick on your bike.Since you’re here… we have a small favour to ask. More and more people want the Post than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. The Post’s independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. With investigative reporting, we often don't know at the beginning how a story will unfold and how long it might take to uncover. This can mean it is costly – particularly as we often face legal threats that attempt to stop our reporting. But we remain committed to raising important questions and exposing wrongdoing. And we do it because we believe our perspective matters – because it might well be your perspective, too. If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps to support it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as NZ$5, you can support the Post – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Support The Post