Went to the Royal
It was a really lovely sunny day, so it was perfect Easter Show weather since a lot of it is outdoors. Mum was particularly keen on the Fresh Food Dome, which offers a massive range of food and goodies. The animals were also the star attractions, since that was the original point of the Royal Easter Show many years ago.. there were lots of animal shoes and competitions, much to our amusement. There was even a Freak Show (okay, it wasn’t called that exactly but I can’t remember the name!) with a crazy lady wielding a blowtorch/cutter thing and doing scary stunts with it.. and some guy lifting weights or something with his eyelids *shudder*. I ran off, can’t stomach that kinda stuff 😉
Oh and the bad experience? It was at Mudgeeraba Spices and Curry Blends. See, every stall gives out samples to try-before-you-buy, etc, and this stall was no different. Except for one MAJOR thing. The Indian woman only wanted to serve white Australians and not anyone else. Ughhh it makes me feel so dirty actually typing that out, but that’s what she was doing. When I asked “Oooh! Can I please try some/” and she stared at me and rudely said “NO. Stand aside” Was quite shocked, and she also did the same thing to Mum who was standing away from me (so she didn’t know we were related). At first, I thought she meant she had run out and so stood meekly aside looking at the jars on display. She then said “I’m talking to people. YOU’RE IN THE WAY. Go away.”
I’m generally a pushover but when someone’s so obviously rude and wrong, I get mad. So I spat fire at her and was very close to leaping over the counter and hitting her with one of her big jars. HARD. But was proud that I maintained my poise and just looked down my nose and sneered at her the whole time. Of course, she was completely unrepentant of her bad behaviour.
In comparison, all the other stalls were perfectly polite, friendly and courteous. It’s appalling – is this the type of experience the Royal Easter Show wishes to impart to fellow Australians and visitors to the country? Her husband obviously knew she was wrong though, because he just looked on quietly and didn’t dare say a word. Good man.
The moral? NEVER buy anything from the “Mudgeeraba Spices and Curry Blends” company. It’s so ridiculous that an Indian woman would turn her back on her own race and ignore all Indians/Asians (my mind’s still boggling over that).. and even MORE ridiculous that I’ve never ever experienced any racism from regular Australians, and the only racist event I’ve ever witnessed is from an Indian. Good grief..
But that aside, pics of the otherwise lovely day!
Trooping in early in the morning
Crumpet toast – so cool
Nudie juices, these were terrific!
Super fresh yoghurts
Rice Bran oil, I bought 2 bottles
Garlic mushrooms cooked in Rice Bran oil
It can be used as butter too
Chocolate fountain :)~
Ready-to-eat meat – weird but cool
A mound of strawberries
Strawberries and ice cream – this was fab!
Live cooking shows on stage
These are cakes, believe it or not!
Lots of people wandering around outside
ONE OF MY FAVOURITE FOODS
Forgot what these are called, but they looked funny 😛
Turkish gozleme. Yum.
Our Nudie juices
Perfect-looking duck *QUACK*
It’s real. the birds were gorgeous!