Q and A: Volunteer's billion dollar hobby
THERE are so many truly remarkable people in the South Burnett.
Each and every one of us has a lifetime of achievements, thoughts, beliefs and lessons learned.
The Q and A feature is an opportunity to showcase some of the exceptional people in our proud region.
This week, we hear from Kingaroy Information Centre volunteer Ralph Clark.
1/ What is something you resent paying for?
Water. Or I should say paying to access our water. I can see why we pay for it because it's got to be treated. But because it is something we have to have. We can not live without it.
2/ What is the best advice you have ever received?
Treat others as you want to be treated. I got that from my dad and mum.
3/ What do you do to relax?
Play games on my laptop. Poker machine type games. I've got about $3 billion at the moment in my bank account. Virtual dollars.
4/ What is one thing you would struggle to quit?
Talking to people. Also I did struggle to give up cigarettes. My last cigarette was about 12 or 13 years ago. I used Champix to get off it. I was smoking a packet-a-day for 40 years.
5/ What do you wish you knew when you were younger?
There is always somebody worse off than yourself. Make the most of what you've got. At a very young age, I saw somebody in a hospital who would never walk again. They were paralysed from the neck down after a motorcycle accident.
6/ What is the worst injury you've had and how did it happen?
I was 15 and I broke my hip doing phys-ed at school. We were jogging and I got bumped.
7/ What would your friends say is your worst habit?
I talk too much. I could tell you what my wife would say but that would be something different.
8/ What's the nicest thing someone has ever done for you?
Recognition for what you do. Which you do anyway and you don't want any thanks for it but it's nice to get it.
9/ If you could write a new law what would it be?
Doing a driver defensive course should be mandatory as part of getting a drivers licence.
10/ What do you do when you have 30 minutes free?
I do stuff out in the garden. I used to tinker with cars but these days they are too complicated. You've got to throw them on the computer to find out what is wrong with them these days.