She isn't rich or famous with an entourage that bows down to her every whim because they think just being near her makes them cool.
She doesn't have a high powered job and a team of yes men she threatens with sacking should they get her a flat white instead of a skinny flat white.
She's just a plain ol' secretary and a Nanna with a modest house in the Northern suburbs of Perth full of amazing second hand toys she's found at swapmeets (then disinfected to within an inch of their lives).
Yet time and time again, she gets things that others wouldn't. Why? Because she bloody well asks for them! Well that and the fact that she practically knows everyone in the state and is so friendly and helpful that people seem to go out of their way to help her back. So maybe Karma has something to do with it too?
A few months back she wrote to the local council saying the park one house down from hers would be a great location for a little playground for all the kids in the two streets that back on to it.
If we're honest she wasn't thinking of all the kids... she was just thinking it would be fun to take Tricky there.
And whaddya know, they wrote back saying it was a great idea!
So, here we have it; Tricky's Park.
|Yay for parks!|
This woman is seriously cool and is well deserving of the title Super Nan.
I've adopted her 'If you don't ask, you don't get' attitude, and it's served me well. As long as you're polite when you ask and don't crack the shits if someone turns around and says no, I think it's a great way to live.
Do you ask for stuff? Or do you wait for it to come to you? And more importantly, you wanna come play at the park with us?