Post by Penny
Post by krw
The people almost opposite but up the road a little have draped a large
Union Jack over their gate.
From here with the flagpost non-existent but in theory on the left
(which is I believe the standard) I think it could be upside down and
From their side I suspect it looks correct.
Should I go and see if they are signalling distress or would my presence
Last time I witnessed someone suggesting a union flag was upside down, he
(and I as part of the same group) was chucked out of the pub.
So. We were driving from Hobart into Cygnet, my sister, brother-in-law
and I, when ex-soldier b-i-l slammed on the brakes and parked the car
in shrubbery just around the corner from the local primary school.
Stay here, he said, as he slipped out of the car checked the perimeter
and made his way around the school under cover of the hedges.
Eventually he made contact with the caretaker. Psssst - do you need
help? Shall I call the police?
Why would you want to do that? puzzled the caretaker. Everything is
fine, it is just a normal day.
You are flying the National Flag upside down (The Oz flag is a tad
less subtle when it is inverted) Thought you might have a hostage
situation in the school.
No worries, came back the caretaker. Stupid burke who ran the flag up
the pole this morning just did it all wrong. Everything is normal -
but thanks for checking anyway.