Nimbin still a friendly town

Nimbin still a friendly town

Since coming into rainbow country ten years ago at the age of 72, having lived in numerous towns and cities from Rockingham to Melbourne, and now in Lismore, one of the many places I often visit is the very friendly town of Nimbin.

I was, therefore, for a short while surprised and disappointed some weeks back when on a visit there and having carelessly reversed into a car while parking, causing miniscule damage to the front bumper of that car, the owner of the vehicle then carried on as though I had killed his pet dog or even his whole family!!

I tried to make light of the situation, even though I knew it would cost me money, especially for the damage to my very brittle rear bumper, but he was extremely aggressive and wrested my keys from my closed fist (assault?). I foolishly offered him money to repair the small blemish on the paintwork of his bumper, hoping to avoid payment of excess etc on my insurance, and finished up paying far too much money to get my keys back.

Yes, foolish. There are police in Nimbin. I then stayed in town for a while and on hearing of the way I was treated the people of Nimbim apologised for his behaviour and assured me that he was not a local, as thats not our way. Thanks Nimbin, you are still a very friendly town and I will continue to visit you.

Doug Myler

Lismore Heights

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