|THE SHINGLES - IS THAT A SMILE, JENNA?|
One of the more prolific in Cairns is a guy named Nathan Shingles. Nathan for years has self-promoted himself as "The Top Agent and Agency in Trinity Park".
It's the ONLY agency in Trinity Park. Duh.
Shingles has been the front-man for dodgy LNP hangers-on Howie and Bronwyn Thomas, who have relied on Shingles's double talking to find them places to rent. Insiders have pointed out that the various Thomas scams - the overseas logo business and other unreported income, have made it increasingly difficult for ol' Howie to find a place without a guy like Nathan Shillgles running interference with the landlords.
As sellers in higher-end suburbs like Bluewater have become disillusioned with the fast-talking Shingles and his silicone wife Jenna, Nathan has been casting around for a market where he can start afresh.
He's now snagged a higher-end residence near Port Douglas and has convinced the owners that his "skill with the Chinese", who have been purchasing some of Port's high-end investments, made him the best choice as an agent.
Shingle's skill however neglected a key point that means NO Chinese would ever touch this property.
The address, "144", is one of the worst fung shui numbers for a residential property. Like the number "13" in many buildings which has been skipped altogether, the number "144" is seldom assigned to any Chinese property. Even apartment buildings have no apartment "144".
144 means "Death, Guaranteed Death".
Nice job, Nathan. Your career is rapidly careering to a guaranteed death. Stick with your deadbeat South Africans.