A local man has experienced a gamut of emotions today on what is apparently World Emoji Day. Brandon Prendergast, of Watsonia, has spoken of an absolute minefield of emotions that have marred his day.

Speaking exclusively to The Watsonia Bugle, Prendergast said, “Mate, if you’ve texted one of them, I’ve felt it today. What a nightmare. Tipped a few beers in last night so when I first woke up I was the green-faced vomit emoticon. Hot water didn’t work in the shower so I was the wide eyed bloke. Hit traffic on Rosanna Road so me face went all red and I just started swearing. On and on it went.”

While Prendergast admitted that he also experienced some positive emotions today, he confirmed the long-held psychological theory that a negative experience is more intense than a pleasurable one. He said, “Tell me about it! Lunch was alright, so I had that drool face of bliss, but when I went to mow the lawn this arvo the bloody thing would not start, so steam just started shooting out of me nostrils. The day has just been a rollercoaster. To be honest, I just can’t wait until cartoon zzzs are coming out of me mouth tonight.”