I took one phone call from a customer, who told me there was a problem installing the machine they bought last month.
Him: We need to submit a Development Application to the council.
Me: Which council?
Him: Kempsey shire council.
Me: Erm... but you're the procurement office for Kempsey Shire!
Me: Kempsey shire council has to apply for a DA from Kempsey Shire Council?
Me: Will they deny it?
Him: They bloody well better not or I'll walk up stairs and kick his arse.
All problems can be solved with a kick in the arse.
As I walked past a stand, a bunch of display units began beeping. I looked at the name board and saw they sold gas detection systems. "Anything I should be worried about?" I asked.
"Nah," said the bloke. "Sombody over there must have farted." He pointed in the direction of the stands the A/C was blowing across.
The show is disappointing in that there are no toys. Manitou have some nice forkifts to lust after, but the largest crane on display is a blousy 50 tonner. Even the largest front-end loader only has wheels with a 2m diametre. I was hoping to see some of the big Leibherrs. At least they supply nice free coffee for exhibiters.