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OPINION: Dance in the rain good for the heart

A MELBOURNE grandmother's underpants raindance on Oaks Day was the social media topic of last week.

Her son in Thailand even joined in on the conversation saying he was thinking of staying in Thailand and never returning home.

Sue Veering later spoke on radio saying she did it for a $10 bet and she's still waiting for her friend Debbie to pay up.

There is no doubt to many her romp in Brigid Jones' style knickers and bra was viewed as embarrassing.

I am sure if instead of this 52-year-old running about in the rain we saw a bikini model doing the same thing everyone would have applauded.

Good on her I say, live life and have some fun, who cares what the nannys have to say.

We mightn't do it, I know I certainly wouldn't, but she revealed her zest for life and it was refreshing.

Now I am not saying every grandmother, or indeed grandfather, should strip down to their undies and dance about in the rain in public.

I am just saying that her impromptu performance brought a smile to almost all who witnessed it.

Sue revealed on radio that she had no regrets about the incident and wasn't embarrassed but did think her kids might be a bit red-faced.

She said she would happily do it again. Next time though she will choose to wear better underwear.

"When your mother says wear good undies she was right wasn't she?" she laughed.



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