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Monday, May 10, 2004
Strahan, R&R, Preparation for Overland Track
I had a fair bit of domestic stuff to do today. After getting some breakfast (Banjo's again), I put my flash card in for burning to CD, $30 for two CD copies.
While that was happening, I went to the supermarket to buy food for the Overland Track.
After taking the food back to the hostel, I went back to the photo shop, where I discovered the moron (Tom) who was doing it claimed he couldn't fit my 512MB flash card onto a 700MB CD, so had split it in half, and was doing two CD's, which would be ready in half an hour. Now I would only get one copy for $30 (major ripoff). Fuming, I went for a walk to Water Tower Hill, overlooking Strahan, then to Regatta Point and back. By then the CD's were done. I gave the owner an earfull, but he didn't give a shit, because he doesn't have to please regular customers, as he only deals with tourists, and I had no choice but to accept his terms as I was leaving tomorrow.
I took the CD's to the online access centre to send some emails, and found that there were some programs and thumbnails on there as well, which is probably why they wouldn't fit on a CD. I couldn't be bothered to take them back to argue it, as the man would undoubtedly be too stupid to understand.
After this, I went back to the supermarket to buy a few extra food items. After organising my gear at the hostel, and watching TV, I went out to the pub for a couple of beers and a steak.