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Fun and Games in Auckland -Days 66 to 69
Wednesday 1st – Saturday 4th June 2005
I was now back in Auckland again, with the mini nightmare of having my car to sell, I wasn’t much looking forward to the next few days, but it all had to be done.
I spent much of the next two days just pottering about, getting little things done, like laundry, buying gifts etc. I spent time in the city, and the local shops, just wasting time, trying to find out information about wreckers yards, or car sales places. None of which were interested in my car, and most weren’t even buying any cars at all.
On Friday I decided to chance driving the car into Auckland City itself, and to stay in a hostel nearer the car sales places. This way I could walk to them all and find out if they would take my car. I made it to City Garden Lodge, and wasn’t impressed at all. I was staying in a room with a guy who looked as though he might kill me in my sleep. It was worse for the fact that you had to cross the garden in order to get to the main building where toilets and kitchen were. Plus it was raining all the time.
I met a guy here, whom I had met previously in Collingwood, and we chatted for a while, but I didn’t fancy staying in this hostel for much longer. I walked to all the car sales places, but they are all showrooms, not places to sell my car. So I had wasted time yet again. I wanted to try and give the car away, but nobody needed a car. I wanted to leave it somewhere but I didn’t know where. I was really not enjoying myself at this moment in time.
On Saturday I returned to Bamber House as I knew it was a nice hostel, and spent the day cleaning the car inside and out, ready for the Elerslie car market that was on tomorrow. Hopefully I could sell the car there or even give it away. I didn’t much care to be honest.
In the evening the rugby was on. Most people had gone to the pub to watch it, but as I hadn’t eaten yet I decided to stay and watch it in the hostel with another guy. At half time we weren’t doing too well, so the other guy left the room. I went to make some dinner, but when I returned, a guy who I was sharing my room with had turned over to watch something different. He knew I was watching the rugby but he didn’t care. As there were three other girls also in the room now, I was outvoted and couldn’t watch this important game. Some people just don’t get how important these things are to others. I wished, now, I had gone to the pub to watch it.
Written by Daniel Stevens,
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