19 August, 2016. 13:45
ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact
IT’S FIVE O’CLOCK IN the afternoon and Kevin Geraghty’s stomach is rumbling.
As a young professional with close to nine thousand dollars worth of credit card debt and a backpack full of broken dreams, the 28-year-old public relations account executive said he tries to tighten his fiscal belt when it comes to feeding himself during the week.
However, it’s Friday and the Brisbane native wants a special treat – a special treat that comes with a cheap thrill.
“If you go into my local Caltex after 5pm, you can get cheap sushi out of those chilly shelves near the checkout. You can get yourself a great beer sponge for less than $10,” he said.
“But, it doesn’t come without its risks,”
“There have been times when I’ve had some cheap servo sushi in the afternoon, about 4 or 5 and by 9, it feels like I’ve been shot and two one-way streets have opened up inside me. Sometimes you just need to strip naked and lie down in the bath with the shower gently rinsing you with warm water while you vomit up the hill toward the sink and shit down the hill toward the drain,”
“But it’s so cheap.” he said.
In 2009, the CSIRO launched an investigation into the type of person who buys seafood from a service station. The report concluded that you’d have to be an especially rare human being to do so.