Latrobe Uni Student Surprised Bendigo is Bigger than Strath Village Shops

By on September 12, 2018

“But, but, but, at Strath Village, you can get it all together,” said Trakyn Smith, 18, Latrobe Campus.

Smith was shocked to learn that after six months of living at the Hillside Apartments or one of them places, but not the Villas because that’s where the rich students live, that Bendigo CBD is not a collection of scrappy arcades clustered around an intersection.

“Yeah but, bro, they got like the KFC and Salvos and a post office there,” said Smith, ranking things in order of importance – well maybe not the post office.

The Bendigo Standard then attempted to advise Smith of all the things the CBD has to offer beyond Strath Village, such as ample retail opportunities, greater density of parking inspectors, and hills.

“Yeah, narr, we got a shoe shop, and a Mexican place, and this bottle-o near the lake,” said Smith.

Plus an Aldi, added the Bendigo Standard.

“There’s an Aldi! Whoa! Whoa! Bro you blow my mind, this is sick,” Smith said, then rambled on in a continued stereotyped impression of a teenager.

So yeah, who need the CDB?

About Luke Morris

After writing skits, columns and stories for a university magazine, Luke was a copywriter and web content manager in the wine industry. Since then he has written documentary and comedy treatments for television and cinema, as well as education, short story and humour blogs, short stage plays, humour articles, and novels. His work has been used by LeftLion, Fairfax, Play6, The Curio, Vinified, and various other blogs and businesses. He has appeared at stand-up shows in Australia, England and Iceland, and is active with Bendigo Comedy.

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