What a weekend
I woke up on a cross-channel ferry on Monday morning after a weekend of food poisoning in France thanks, I suspect, to a dodgy oyster.
Dear readers, I couldn’t leave my hotel room, which was thankfully in a chateau and had a well appointed bathroom.
Anyway, once in Portsmouth feeling a little more human, I turned on the radio in my small blue car to catch up with the news as I made the journey to my small Felixstowe flat with sea views (distant).
Of course, it was all about the BBC reporting on itself again.
I began to think I might resign from my job in the hope that I get a year’s salary and endless publicity but in the end I decided to stay put feeling that here in the real world I’d be pretty unlikely to get my mortgage paid by the public purse even if my position became untenable.
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But it is a strange world we live in isn’t it?
I don’t know about you but I am struggling to make sense of it.
- 1 Supermarket switch opens door to new Ipswich Lidl
- 2 Former Ipswich teacher appears in court charged with historic sex offences
- 3 Work finally starts on the Ipswich Garden Suburb after decades of debate
- 4 Well-known Felixstowe bookseller to retire and hand over to vinyl store
- 5 Man accused of Ipswich stabbing refuses to leave cell to enter plea
- 6 No need to wait for booster invitation - clarification after Covid jab confusion
- 7 Police want to trace man in connection with Waterfront sexual assault
- 8 Major Ipswich road partially blocked after crash involving Audi and Mercedes
- 9 15-year-old boy to face trial over alleged Ipswich stabbing
- 10 Specialist engineers working to fix Ipswich flooding hotspot
Here are a few thoughts:
-No one dare admit Greece is bankrupt when it quite clearly is.
-Is bottled water just a clever con?
-Why do we keep being offered a choice of schools or doctors or hospitals when what we want is good doctors, schools and hospitals?
-Why is Abi Titmuss famous?
-Why is fuel sold in litres when we drive in miles at miles per hour and fuel efficiency is calculated in miles per gallon?
-Why is Felixstowe getting an ugly shelter? Why can’t the town have what it wants?
-What is quantitative easing – didn’t it used to be currency devaluation?
-How come rich people and corporations seem to pay no tax but if I didn’t pay my Council Tax I’d be put in the dock?
-What are credit cards not called debt cards?
-Why have I got three wheelie bins when I only need one?
-Why is it such a struggle to get a plastic bag from a shop nowadays?
-How come school exam results have got better and better over the last 20 years yet people are clearly more badly educated than they used to be?
The older I get the more I can’t understand the world in which I find myself and it’s a bit worrying.
Let me know your thoughts. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org