SARAH Jacobs, 21, has quickly risen to fame after posting a highly controversial status late last night on her public Facebook profile.
She writes, “I would far prefer to hear about someone’s long weekend escape in the Kalgoorlie caravan park than their two month escapade in the south of France.”
In the true spirit of the inherently Australian ‘Tall Poppy Syndrome’, Sarah exclusively told The Footnotes, “Ok, guys, we get it. You have travelled the world so many times over that if you were trailing a piece of string the planet would look like a gussied-up Christmas ham.
But like, we are getting to the point where no conversation is safe from them [frequent flyers] dropping the bomb… “This one time overseas…” which inevitably leads to some story about getting stuck in Barcelona for one more night.”
Qantas frequent flyer, Kate Marshell (24) told The Footnotes, “I won’t deny that I have been blessed with international travel. So what does one do? Pretend one hasn’t travelled? (Speak like one is Queen Elizabeth?) Keep our internationally spawned tales a dirty secret that we can only talk about in hushed downs in dirty underground dive bars? Is there such a thing as interesting traveller tale, unmarred by jealousy or intolerance?”
Over the past three years Kate has travelled to Europe three times, “For Summer, of course! Yacht week in Croatia, Greek Week, Barcelona… Berlin!”
When asked to rebut Sarah’s claims that Europe conversation was a little like claustrophobia for anyone that isn’t a frequent flyer, Kate smiles and nods, “I have a great story about claustrophobia. See, there was this one time in Florence when I was climbing the inside of the Duomo…”
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