But by far my favourite is the fact that you can purchase alcohol at the supermarket.
Not only is this highly convenient, but it also brings a whole new dimension to a game played by myself and the LovelyWife – being ‘who can spot the weirdest grocery order when waiting at the supermarket checkout’ (our lives are packed with rich, fulfilling experiences such as these, you see).
An otherwise mundane pile of groceries can get just that little bit entertainingly interesting by the addition of a bulk container of grog.
Not long after moving to Canberra, I thought I had spotted a corker of an order on the conveyor belt:
Home brand cornflakes, a litre of whiskey and cut-price, soon to expire, packaged ham.
This was soon topped by:
Two bunches of spring onions, a bottle of champagne and a toaster.
However our favourite to date would have to be:
A box of 4 individual pizzas and a bottle of Stone’s green ginger wine.
Not just a little bit entertaining to look at whilst waiting for your Eftpos transaction to go through, but indicative of someone expecting a bloody good night in.
You should try playing this game yourselves. In the field of ‘mildly distracting and totally trivial happenings in modern life’, I’d rate it as at least a 7/10.