The Art of the Australian Insult


Don’t drink VB out of a can on business class
July 9, 2008, 9:06 am
Filed under: Crime, Culture, Social class

If you want to pass yourself off as a pukka business class passenger, do not drink Victoria Bitter out of a can.  That’s how flight attendant Leah Jury noticed that con artist Jodie Harris didn’t really belong on a Qantas business class flight between Brisbane and Melbourne:

“[She] said, “No glass”; not really what most business class passengers do. I couldn’t believe it.”

Perhaps unwisely, Ms Jury left her bag on the seat next to Ms Harris when visiting the loo, giving the latter the perfect opportunity to steal her driver’s licence and thus her identity.  As reported by Milanda Rout in The Australian, Harris yesterday pleaded guilty to 96 counts of theft and “obtaining property by deception”.

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