Grumpy man interrupts TV interview to rant about meddling young people
It's difficult to be heard in an ever-changing modern world. Sometimes you have to take matters into your own hands. On national television.
That was the case in Queensland, Australia on Tuesday, when an elderly man took his concerns about the damned pesky youth straight to the top...of a media scrum.
His beloved beach on in Surfer's Paradise was being fenced off to make way for schoolies kids, A.K.A. the Aussie equivalent of the legion of public nuisances known as spring breakers.
The media were interviewing a Mark Reaburn, chair of Gold Coast Schoolies Advisory Group, when the passing local man unleashed his (at times indecipherable) wrath.
"Tell your staff to p*ss off with the fence," he said succinctly. "This is our beach. We pay for it."
In response, Reaburn told the press "one of the things we have to do when planning for schoolies is balance between the locals of Surfer's Paradise and the kids. That's the reason we have a hub ... We give Surfer's Paradise and the beach, back to the traders."
A measured response for a man being berated by the human manifestation of the irate wrath of old people everywhere.