She saw it coming (or should have) but a Greenie is shocked by the closing of a railway station

March 19, 2011

Please spare her from quakes, tsunamis and flashers.

As a keen student of Green Party sensibilities, Alf today is wondering how Jan Logie would react if the Kapiti Coast was wiped out by a tsunami as devastating as the one that has hit Japan.

Logie – a Green Party candidate in her neck of the woods at this year’s election- has a very low threshold when it comes to being shocked, startled, dismayed, thunderstruck and so on.

Shock (Alf thought) is something that jars the mind or emotions as if with a violent unexpected blow, or the disturbance of function, equilibrium, or mental faculties caused by such a blow; violent agitation.

It can also be a severe offence to one’s sense of propriety or decency; an outrage.

Mrs Grumble reckons she would be shocked if a flasher exposed himself to her.

So how shockable is this Logie woman?

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