Friday, February 16, 2007

Day 291
The first unpleasant late night walk- the hoons were at large in Yarralumla. From several cars, they yelled obscenities and threats at me so I changed direction and walked to the shops where there were people dining. On my return, I saw they had been doing burn-outs in the street. Hoon is an Australian colloquial word meaning fast, reckless driver or loutish, aggressive youth. 4 km walk


Penny said...

Do be careful on your late night walks.

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Yeah, I wondered about safety when you do those lonesome walks. Take care. Very scary.

Julie Oakley said...

Poor you. It's very unnerving when you feel threatened by young people. On the one hand, I feel like we should assert our authority (particularly when they are very young) but on the other I feel, get away as quickly and as unobtrusively as possible to avoid any violence. Anyway glad to discover a new word.