G’day Grand Prix,
Welcome to Melbourne mate, have a beer, take it easy!
What was it? 10 years ago that we first met and fell in love?
I know it has been awhile, but I feel as though we don’t know each other too well.
You spend only a few days, at most, a week here and then you once again jet off and away from my shores.
I want to know, do you really appreciate me?
Do you appreciate all the trouble that I goto to prepare for your grand entrance, and then tidy up behind you upon your departure from my shores.
I appreciate that you bring your millions of dollars each time you drop by. You help bring many to my shores, but I just wish there was a way to get more to stay behind for a longer amount of time after you leave.
I wish they would explore the other areas of my vast shores before they depart after they have enjoyed your company.
Is that really too much to ask?
All of my city cafes, restaurants and other eateries are full and busy, but it is only for awhile, just the little while that you are actually here.
You must understand that each new year that you waltz upon these shores requires more and more work, and it causes temporary disruptions to those whom live and breathe upon my gentle shores.
I hope I am not asking too much. All I want to do is to help those who reside upon my gentle shores.
I hope you understand.
You know I love having you here :)