Sunday, February 6, 2011

Please Explain!!!!

Adolf hopes some gentle reader will use our comments facility to translate this garbage from today's Herald.

A Pakeha tertiary worker from Whangarei attending the service for the first time said the dawn service had been on her bucketlist.

10 comments:

Linda Reid said...

Bucketlist = things to do before you kick the bucket ie die.

although why they had to identify her as pakeha beats me.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

But but but what the hell is a tertiary worker? Does she clean the dunnies at the local politech?

alex Masterley said...

Thats a new job description for me as well.
Supports my views on the quality, or lack of, in journalisim New Zealand.

KG said...

Probably a uni librarian. ;)

Anonymous said...

I suggest a tertiary worker is the third person to attempt to clean the dunnies at the local poly-tech. The need to use "pakeha" evades me.

Cadwallader

Inventory2 said...

Must be a very average bucket ...

Psycho Milt said...

It's entirely straightforward: you have your primary workers, who are the people you call on first because they'll do a good job; your secondary workers, who aren't so useful but will do in a pinch; and your tertiary workers, whom you avoid assigning tasks to where possible because they'll fuck it up and leave you with a mess to sort out.

The reporter apparently believes the person they spoke to is the last of these types, although it seems a bit rude of them to say so.

Simon said...

It is not a real person.

baxter said...

"A Pakeha"..........Perhaps the only one of that ancestral type there.

Anonymous said...

LOL, she needed a bucket because all the fawning and pandering and bollocks made her ill tothe stomach