Scrambler

​An Australian Creative Director and Strategist fumbles through life in America. Live from New York.

An Australian Creative Director and Strategist fumbles through life New York City.

Awesome Sydney moment.

We had a big pitch today, and got through to the next round. Two glorious weeks to get our shit together and pitch again after a frantic week of scrambling.

We went out for a beer and dinner, and ended up at the Cotton Club, listening to withering blues from a great group of old school US musicians playing with local Chinese talent.

Enough was enough, and I had an early flight, so I bailed. A cab was stopped out the front, and an old white bloke jumped out.

“Where’s the Cotton Club?” he asked in an unmistakable Aussie accent. I pointed him in the right direction, and instinctively asked where he was from.

“Sydney, born and raised…you?” he responded.

“Sydney” I replied.

“Oh, where’d you go to school?” he asked, almost predictably (please note, he was gray haired and in his late 50’s/early 60’s).

“Sydney Boys High, and you?” I responded.

“Your too smart to be in Shanghai,” he said. “You should be in London, stealing money.”

I replied “Well, what are you doing here? If you can’t get a woman, get a Cranbrook man.”

“You cheeky bugger,” he laughed.  “At least I know you’re from Sydney.”

Felt a little homesick.