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Week 15 – The Melbourne Cup: celebrate humanity by talking to strangers

Week 15 – The Melbourne Cup: celebrate humanity by talking to strangers
I love national celebration days. America has Halloween, Brazil the Carnaval in Rio, Ireland has Saint Patrick’s Day, Germany the Oktoberfest. And Australia has the Melbourne Cup. From the moment the sun rises on Melbourne Cup Day people start acting a bit weird. Think of the movie “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” where folks are replaced with alien cloned replicas who behave totally out of character and you’ve pretty much got the picture. All across the country people walk straight up to total strangers and strike up lively conversations. This…