From:Date: 31/07/2013 1:44:30 AM
ToSubject: Fw: THIS IS FROM CENTRELINK
If you ever wanted know why the boat’s are coming in droves! Read on, and it’s got nothing to do with being racist.
We sat in the sun at Coffs Harbour CBD mall last Thursday having a coffee before browsing the now weekly fresh food growers market. The number of well dressed African couples with children were enjoying the same atmosphere. I needed to walk over to the Palm Centre chemist to get my wife one of her meds. I stood 3rd in one line of a four abreast line with others waiting to be served, it was truly a spot the Aussie group just me a two others. When the well dress tall African man in front of me handed over his perscription it was promptly filled. The shop assistant advised the man that it cost$32.20 he looked at her in surprised and said “but we don’t pay”.
After the attendant asked for evidence of why and the man pulled out two reasons, the first was his families Australia Residency Card, the second was his personal Federal Government Pensioner card. The attendant took both back to the owner/chemist, I stood there watching the chemist make a call. A few minutes later the attendant returned and told the man the cost was reduced to $9.40, his response was “but we don’t pay”, to which the attendant said but this prescription is not made out to you, it’s made out to your wife.
The man then went into a “but she not speak with you”. By now myself and others behind me were getting impatient, as you do. Then the man pulled out his MasterCard and paid the $9.40 for what would have cost this wood duck $32.20 had it been mine. This man was early 30’s, 6′ tall, well dressed on a suit – yet he had an Australia Pension Card that neither myself or my wife will ever qualify for. Whilst Australia may one day gain from the guy’s adult aged children, they too will cost all tax payers on top of their parents untill they finish school, are funded through university, and maybe one day get a tax paying job. The above is a real life and true account of a single event that unfolded on just one sunny Thursday in my home town. . Now read on!
Subject: THIS IS FROM CENTRELINK and another reason to bring on September.
Date: 28 June 2013 2:46:56 PM AEST