I saw your region’s generosity first hand

A FEW weeks ago someone trod on my spectacles, wrecking the side pieces.  The problem was I was in Hopetoun, thousands of miles from home in the UK and my spare pair. 

My hosts drove me into Mildura to find an optometrist but I didn’t rate my chances highly, so severe was the damage. 

The lady at the desk took the three sad pieces of spectacle and said she’d have a word with her colleague in the back of the shop and 

I was to come back in half an hour.  

Half an hour later the two ladies handed me an almost perfect pair of spectacles (they’d found two old side pieces which worked perfectly) and when I, very happy indeed of course, asked what could I could pay them – they said “no charge”.

I am writing from Brisbane with the warmest possible feelings about the treatment Mildura offers to a visitor. Thank you again and I will be back.

David Holman, 

Dorset, UK

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