A local man claims he experienced peak suburban bliss this morning by being home to move his car from the front of his house while a street sweeper was operating in Watsonia North. Darren Evans said he heard the familiar hum of the mysterious street cleaner while sitting at the desk of his home office, quickly excused himself from the meeting he was in, and then dashed outside to move his car and clear the path for what is now a pristine front gutter.

Speaking exclusively to The Watsonia Bugle about his fortuitous experience, Evans said, “This is the kind of thing you can only dream of. It seems like every other time the street cleaner is in town my car’s out the front blocking its path, which results in this ungainly mark on the street that, ironically, actually makes the front of me house look worse than before the cleaner has been.”

Having spent the morning raving about this good fortune to his wife, Evans said he contacted us for what he hoped would be “a more sympathetic ear”. He said, “She just wasn’t as stoked as I was. But I’m over the moon, mate. This is true suburban bliss. In fact, I’m just gonna call it now, this will be the high point of my 2022. I know it’s only March, but I’m standing by it. This morning was epic.”