'Toughen up on the druggies': Murgon Men's Shed member, Jim Rook shares his thoughts in our Q and A feature.
'Toughen up on the druggies': Murgon Men's Shed member, Jim Rook shares his thoughts in our Q and A feature. Matt Collins

Q AND A: Jim sheds some light on his remarkable life

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 Murgon Men's Shed member, Jim Rook.

1/ What is something you resent paying for?

Rates, they are over priced in the South Burnett. Fuel is also a bit overpriced. Even though we are cheapest around.

2/ What is the best advice you have ever received?

My dad told me whatever you do, do your best. It doesn't mater if you stuff it up, at least you have a go. I am a bit of a perfectionist as my wife would say.

3/ What do you do to relax?

Play bowls. I have been playing for five years. I'm pretty average, but I enjoy playing.

4/ What is one thing you would struggle to quit?

The Men's Shed. It is just a great organisation to be involved in. I enjoy the comradeship, they are a great bunch of guys.

5/ What do you wish you knew when you were younger?

I would have travelled more. I didn't travel much when I was young, I resent that in a way. I'd go to the UK to trace my heritage.

6/ What is the worst injury you've had and how did it happen?

I came off my bike and into a barb wire fence when I was nine. I was nearly gelded.

7/ What would your friends say is your worst habit?

They didn't like when I used to smoke. I quit on my 40th birthday.

8/ What's the nicest thing someone has ever done for you?

A young bloke, Terry Kilford, came around and mowed the yard.

9/ If you could write a new law what would it be?

Toughen up on the druggies. Why can't we be like Bali?

10. What do you do when you have 30 minutes free?   Bugger all, just unwind and think about the day. And enjoy a couple of cans of medication.