Someone said to me, ‘that post of yours yesterday, it really smacked of self pity’ she thought that as there are people going without real basics, my losing a bottle of wine and a packet of pate (amongst other things) weren’t really important. They aren’t, not really, but, I work hard, I rarely go out, or buy clothes or anything ‘normal’ because there isn’t the money to spare, a bottle of wine and some pate at less than a fiver are treats – treats however small make life worth living. I can go to the library for books and DVDs, someone else might regard 2 pints a week in the pub as their treat. Some people may go without any treats in order to save for something bigger.
Think on this, I work, I claim no benefits and yet I shouldn’t spend less than a fiver a week on a treat? Really? Is this what we have come to, if you complain about big supermarkets raising prices when they pay little or no taxes, have their staff on zero hour contracts and yet pay top executives massive bonus’s then it is you in the wrong, not them, or the system. The current government has managed to pit neighbour against neighbour in the belief that it is families that have brought the country to it’s knees, not banks, or companies not paying their taxes, but hard working families – beggars belief doesn’t it?