As a much-needed indication that the younger generation has not gone soft, a 20-year-old Eltham man has turned up at the airport for his annual footy trip with nothing but a toothbrush and a spare pair of jocks. While this sort of behaviour was more common back in the 1990s, this young fella has paid homage to the guys who were loose cannons before “loose cannon” was even a saying.
His teammates looked on in shock as the man walked into the departure lounge early this morning with only a supermarket plastic bag containing a toothbrush and his second-best pair of undies. As the team began to laugh and pat each other on the back, the young man in question just shrugged his shoulders and said, “What? We’re only going for four days, so why would I need anything else?”
While the man’s teammates were suitably impressed by his ability to pack light, the airline most definitely was not. He was asked repeatedly at the gate whether that was all he had packed for the trip, and then security grilled him with questions for 15 minutes while bemused passengers looked on.
While security was suspicious of the intentions of a man travelling to Cairns with such a small collection of cargo, the man couldn’t see what the big deal was, telling the officers, “but I don’t need anything else, it’s Queensland, so I’ll just be in me boardies the whole time. I’ve been saving up for this trip for 8 months, why would I try to cause trouble before I’ve even arrived at Gilligans?”