Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Surprise, Surprise...

Amazing to hear on the news this morning that Golden Brown is meeting up with all those other "Merchant Bankers" in New York, to try and sort out the economic crisis. Huh. If he had maybe read my Blog last Summer (not so very funny) he might have realized that things weren't going too well. We could all see where that greedy, grasping Monetary Policy was leading. Well, most of us anyway. Now, of course, whatever they do, it's too little, too late. Now he's in the deep do-do, and it serves him right. Unfortunately we're all in it with him. And we haven't just awarded ourselves a 26% Pay Rise, have we? All those in Parliament, who supposedly represent all of us, should now be feeling heartily ashamed of themselves. But of course, once they get into that privileged position, with all those jammy perks, they seem to somehow forget all their scruples and all their promises. Well, whatever it is those Bankers are doing at their meetings, I hope they all go blind!

Cleaning out my Toaster this morning I remembered something very funny that happened years ago. When the children were babies, we lived in a beautiful old Hall House in a Kent village called Milstead. Two of our neighbours, who became good friends, were the Hulls (of Rod and Emu fame). Rod and Cher, his wife, had three small children, about the same ages as ours, and they lived in the Manor House, which was in the centre of the village. Anyway, they used to let out the Main House sometimes to make a bit of extra cash, and would move into one of their other, smaller houses. On one occasion they were asked to check the Toaster because the tenants couldn't get it to work, and it was rather smelly. Cher, who was the practical one, went to look and was nearly sick when she discovered a toasted, and very dead, mouse stuck in the bottom of the smelly machine. We did laugh when she described trying to get the poor thing out without the tenants realizing what she had found! I think they had to replace the Toaster...

PS. Speaking of my amazing prescience (with regard to the Credit Crunch), there was another example on Woman's Hour today which I only partly caught. Jenni Murray was discussing with two other women the distasteful Japanese "Manga" Comics (which I commented on in "A Cruel Race" on 14th August last year) and their pornographic content. I didn't hear the whole discussion, sadly, but wanted to shout at the radio (again) when I heard one woman saying that she didn't think that this pornographic material could possibly damage children (apparently it portrayed children but only drawn - not photographed!), because it is meant for adult consumption!! (I must go on-line and listen to the whole item.) Dear God, how do these people sleep at nights. And do they seriously think that any of that is OK?

14 comments:

Donna said...

How Funny....Brown AND the mouse...well not so funny for the mouse...LOL...just checking in on you sweetie!!hughugs

Dusty Spider said...

I'm with you on the pornography thing. Some people don't deserve to have kids and if I got my hands on them........
PS I've got a different kind of tag for you over at my place. flick xx

Blossomcottage said...

Thank you for coming to see where I am, sorry I have not been about I have been so busy I have not had much time to blog but I have now, your story about the toaster reminded me of a very naive friend of mine who called out the washing maching man because her machine had died, he took it all apart and found a mouse had shorted out all the wiring, he turned to her and said "the drivers dead" "Oh" she exclaimed "where can I get"? another!!

I will return to see you again soon

Blossom

A Mother's Place is in the Wrong said...

Hi Donna, yes we'd better laugh or we'd all cry, as my Mum used to say! Hugs, M xx

Hello Flick, me too! I'll be over to have a look at the Tag in a mo. M xx

Welcome back Blossom, so nice to have you around again. Lovely story. M :-)

girl with the mask said...

I agree mother, some things should never be tolerated. Drawings lead to fantasy which leads to pictures which leads lord knows where. Zero-tolerance is the only way forward.

x

Maggie May said...

Oh No! Not another rodent! LOL!
Gordon Brown? :-(
Let's not rant about him before breakfast!
Mangas? Not very good idea!
World sorted out now!

A Mother's Place is in the Wrong said...

Hi there G.I.M, my sentiments exactly. Thanks for your visits and comments. M xx

Hi Maggie - yes, more rodents! Including G. Brown Esq - though he's probably more of a full-sized rat! That's us sorted. M :-)

Mean Mom said...

I am disgusted with Gordon Brown, about the abolition of the 10p tax rate, amongst other things. It is bound to affect my 2 eldest sons, who cannot even afford their own houses, at the moment. It will affect so many low paid people. 'Let's take money from those who can least afford it.' What sort of strategy is that, then?

Gordon Brown should also give up on the smiling front. It is so obviously alien to his nature, it makes him look manic.

Debra in France said...

Why is it that every decent person in the UK can see what the problems are and how they can be fixed, while the government have no idea and bumble around like idiots?! What does he think a visit to the USA will do, apart from cost money to get there in first class or private plane?

I don;t see how anyone can afford to live in the UK anymore, interest rates go up but the wages of normal people don't. How can young people ever afford a house. Hey, maybe if everyone became an MP they would all get whacking pay rises and be able to kit out their '2nd' home on the state!!!

A Mother's Place is in the Wrong said...

Hi Mean Mom, I know, it's truly scandalous, and disadvantages the very people who most need help. He has lost all integrity and credibility (if he ever had any).
And as for smiling - well I get the feeling that he's about to pounce on some other poor little mouse! M xx

Hi Debra, nice to have a visit from you. Yes, I couldn't agree more with all your comments. How we tolerate it I don't know. If we lived in France we would be revolting! Well - you know what I mean - the French don't seem to take any rubbish. M :-)

Rob Clack said...

Just fyi mangas aren't all porn. Jenny's first book was for a Japanese publisher who not only translated it into Japanese for her but also had a manga made of it, including a picture of her which actually looks a bit like her!

Debra in France said...

The French government seem to stick up for their own people instead of bowing down to other governments opinions. Interest rates on mortgages here are less than the UK, but I suppose wages are a bit lower too.

Retiredandcrazy said...

Great blog, Gordon Brown, a dead mouse and pornography - spot the difference! You can't can you?

A Mother's Place is in the Wrong said...

Hi Rob, and thanks for the info - I guess I'm guilty of generalizing, but only responded to my own (and my Sister's) experiences. I'm glad Jenny had a better experience. M x

How true, Debra, we just don't seem to have a Government that cares about the people. Yours sounds a better system. M xx

Thanks (I think) RAC, as long as it keeps the troops amused! M :)