I was quick to ignore parental guidance, but when dad told me to take cheese off my car I should have listened | Elias Visontay

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“Take that bloody cheese off already,” my dad would bark at me. Oh how I should have listened.

It all started one spring weeknight in 2020. I had just caught a film with friends. I was in my metallic blue Mazda 2 parked in front of the Randwick Ritz cinema, about to pull out, when a red P-plated hatchback full of mulleted, rowdy youths pulled up beside me.

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