I sincerely think the residents of Margaret River are unaware that the town is an ugly craphole not a Tuscan village. Buying a place in Margs immediately brings on a kind of mental blindness. Where the rest of the world sees unwashed drunk bogans walking the streets, Margs residents see forest nymphs distributing pixie dust. Where visitors see a Target flanno sale, MR residents see a baguette and truffle popup next to an orangerie. Margaret River, get over yourselves. Your town is not beautiful. Your town is not interesting. Your town cannot be ruined – it was ruined decades ago. Take the example of the opposition to Woolworths possibly allowing a “fast food restaurant” in their new premises. How self unaware can you get?
“Katrina Lombardo has joined a chorus of locals who pleaded with Woolworths through its Facebook page this week to withdraw a 121-seat fast food outlet from its new Margaret River development. She asked the company to withdraw its application in the name of public health and referred to obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer becoming more prevalent due to “fat and sugar-filled fake food that is also filled with preservatives galore”.
OK first, as noted, 60 Chicken Threats 20 Red Roosters and a 30 storey McDonalds wouldn’t fuck up the town. It’s already a hole. Secondly, surely someone has given Katrina a bit of a slapdown, noting the town is most famous for preservative filled, obesity, heart disease, diabetes and cancer causing drug of human misery – alcohol. Is there a website Grumpy Hypocrites standing in front of buildings?