Sunday, February 27, 2011

Chap Laps...

Okay, perhaps my previous blog post didn't explain very much.

Apparently in Melbourne, certain young folk are afflicted with a predilection called "chap laps" which involves driving up and down Chapel Street. For anyone who doesn't know/live in M-town, the South Yarra/Prahran end of Chapel Street is a shopping strip full of alright cafes, fashionable bars and designer shops and far too many yuppies fighting for parking spots.

I only heard about this curious phenomenon a few weeks ago, but there are apparently quite a few kids in Melbourne who aimlessly drive up and down Chapel Street as a form on entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights. Usually in their souped up cars and with loud music blaring. And not because they have plans to go out and go clubbing, or are meant to be meeting up with peeps on Chapel, but because they want to show off their mags and surround sound. No wonder traffic on Chapel Street is a nightmare.

I can't think of anything more boring. Maybe it's because I am a victim of Melbourne's public transport system and try to avoid travel unless it's absolutely necessary. And maybe because I'd rather spend money at a gig, or drinking at a bar with mates, or going out for dinner, then sitting in a car and paying for petrol.

In the words of Pauline Hanson: "Please explain."

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