G?day is winning welcomes in Rocky
By MELANIE PETRINEC
G'DAY Rockhampton Day should be an every day event.
This is just my humble opinion, after coming back from a jaunt through East Street Mall where I said G'day to absolutely anyone and everyone.
And you know what? I feel better for it. Of course, there were those who took a simple G'day too far, and may have interpreted it as a pick up line or invitation to get to know each other better.
However, most people offered a warm G'day back, and perhaps a 'how's your day been'.
Yes, there were some who looked at me like I was crazy. The ridiculous grin plastered over my face may have had something to do with that. Although my experience was overall a positive one, I am ashamed to admit I was embarrassed at first.
Why would somebody be embarrassed to say G'day to their fellow locals?
It's because greeting people we don't know takes us out of our comfort zone. And the problem with comfort zones is, if we do not get out of them we do not progress forward. So let's, as a city, progress forward and further enhance our reputation as one of the friendliest cities in Queensland.