Whispers: Gossip from around the traps
Chef divulges his sauces
YOUNG chef of a popular eatery around town appeared before a Toowoomba court this week on a relatively minor traffic matter.
He being self-represented, the magistrate asked him some questions to obtain an idea on the young man's background.
He explained he was a chef at the popular diner, prompting the lady magistrate to remark politely: "I've heard the burgers there are very good".
"They're alright," the chef replied nonchalantly before letting slip the secret to the establishment's cooking and popularity.
"Basically, we use McDonald's sauce!" he said, to giggles from the public gallery.
"Oh, you've put me off now," the magistrate smiled before handing down sentence.
Handing the young man a fine, the magistrate farewelled him with a cheery "Keep cooking up a storm".
What's that noise?
RALLY driver of more than 50 years had heard many a strange noise coming from motor cars he had been driving but on the way home from visiting a family member he heard a new, strange and rather loud noise coming from somewhere within the vehicle.
Pulling over, he searched for the offending sound to no avail.
"We could not identify the reason or location of what sounded like a warning alarm, so after glancing through the hand book with no result, I was about to call the Holden dealer in Toowoomba for help," our man reports.
"Then, when looking down between the seats I finally worked out the source of the noise.
"I'd recently bought a walking stick with not only a light for night walking and a handle to assist in lifting off the chair, but a red button to press in an emergency.
"Once pressed, the red button emits a loud noise."
Of course, that wasn't in the car's hand book.
Doing a Seinfeld
THE larger Grand Central Shopping Centre has left one middle-aged shopper scratching his head.
In a bit of a hurry, our man parked his car and rushed into the shops to pick up some goods and returned to his car.
Only thing is, he couldn't find where he had parked it.
It was only when he tried to retrace his steps and found himself across the street that he realised he was in the wrong car park altogether.
Fortunately, he found his vehicle before the ice cream and butter melted.