We often neglect to consider the real Dickensian aspect of the cost of living crisis. Sadly, many Claremont residents still haven’t recovered from the cancellation of the Royal Show in 2020. To say it has been a lean couple of years is an understatement.
Essentially, for the 6010, the Royal Show is an excellent opportunity to see the transfer of wealth from outer suburban show-hogs to the wallets of Claremont residents, who you won’t mind us calling, true Aussie battlers.
Residents typically charge $25-$35 for show-goers to park on their verge or driveway. Many have been tempted to wack on an additional $5 fee for the trauma of dealing with such unsightly vehicles as Commodores, Falcons, and Nissan Pulsars.
This year, however, some residents are considering upping the ante and pushing the parking fee north of $40. We spoke to a boomer who owns three houses in the leafy burbs,
“I always thought there should be a wall around Claremont but after last year’s cancellation, we’ve really been treading water financially. Those few hundred dollars could’ve been really helpful and sadly, tenants in one of our investment properties in some ghastly shithole suburb have to go without air con again this year”
We regret to inform you that this is far from the only heart-wrenching story coming out of Claremont. In just another case of the haves and have nots, a Claremont cougar was unable to gift her au pair her usual birthday bonus
“Yes, terrible shame darling but like many people in the 6010, we have been doing it tough lately. Mila gets so much joy with the $50 and half-day off we give her for her birthday but alas, this year it just wasn’t feasible for us”
At that moment her husband just pulled up in their 3 car garage after utilising his 2023 model’s park assist. When informed we were discussing the Royal Show parking money he had plenty to say,
“I’ve only been able to afford four overseas holidays this year. That is absolutely not on. I can only see one option available to me and that’s to really slug these royal show high rollers for parking. It’s not right they celebrate and we starve”
It cannot be disputed that this transfer of wealth is truly what society needs right now. If only they could have the Royal Show twice a year! Maybe then these Claremont residents could finally get a break in life.
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