I was appalled before but now the 13 year old dad story has broken new records of appalledness. I read today that now two other teenagers are claiming to be the father of the baby. One of the boys, who I believe was 14, said something like “The baby has my eyes my MUM AGREES with me” What? Were they just sitting in the front room watching the news when the story came on and he just said “Ere mum that’s that bird I shagged, and look she’s had a kid. Cor dun it look like me mum? That’s probably mine in it?” And she went “Yes son you’re probably right. Good deduction, have a biscuit”
The journalist made out that the families of the two other boys are probably trying to get in on the publicity storm and earn a few bucks by flogging a few stories. This might be true but how much are these stories worth? I mean what if they prove their son was the real father, they’ll sell a few stories but then they’ll have to feed and clothe this baby for the rest of it’s life? Doesn’t that cost a fortune?
I suppose it’s possible that everyone involved just wants the best for the baby, but it’s more likely that money is what the adults are after, we are experiencing a recession after all. I think they could learn something from the way little Alfie has stepped up and pledged to be there for the baby, he seems sincere. Probably because he hasn’t got a clue, but he is still sincere.
Alfie reminds me of Alfie Moon which reminds me of Shane Ritchie which reminds me that they brought Minder back? It’s on channel 5, I wonder if anyone watched it or if it was any good?
“The growing number of layoffs has created a surplus of jobseekers who are talented, experienced, educated, and well-trained. In this challenging environment, the most successful jobseekers will be those who demonstrate the highest levels of persistence, determination, and above all, flexibility when looking for work,” Thurmond said.
Thurmond did not say if it made any difference whether, in a Darwinian job market, an unemployed person disputed evolution theory.
this Thurmond geezer is just pointing out the obvious. It’s dog eat dog out there, we know this from well established phrases such as “dog eat dog”.
Thanks for the valuable insight Thurmond, to recap; experienced people are more likely to get jobs as opposed to inexperienced people. Fascinating.
If I’m unemployed and I don’t believe in evolution does that mean God will create a job for me?
I’ve just got back from Ireland, Dublin to be precise, and I’ve had a terrible shock. The Euro was stronger than the pound! Now if you’re like me then reading this probably means nothing. I read stuff about the current economic world trade or whatever and thought ‘Oh dear’, however it wasn’t until I experienced a bad exchange rate personally that I fully appreciated the seriousness of the situation. Almost dying of starvation wasn’t the worst of it, I couldn’t even get drunk! In Dublin for f*cks sake. I stayed in the Guinness Storehouse’s taster section for hours just to get a mild buzz. They were really good about it too, we were blatantly taking the piss but no one seemed to mind.
A local told me that things have always been more expensive in Ireland and that going to London has always been fun for them because everything was so much cheaper. London cheaper???
So let’s not join the Euro, I’ve never really had an opinion on currency change before but I’d prefer for things to remain priced as they are.
But then can the pound bounce back? Can the Euro bounce back for that matter? Clever economists seem sure that things will bounce back because they always do. A cycle I know little about but am aware of. However, I still can’t see how the pound is going to bounce back, can you? Britain is a mainly (in terms of business and industry as I understand it) now a middleman right? What I mean is we have no industries of our own to fall back on, we don’t generate or produce stuff anymore. So what are we gonna do? I’m sure the answer is obvious if you’re an economist but I don’t see it.
Plus, has anyone else noticed the climate changing? Of course you have. Longer, colder winters are going to be followed by the hotter and hotter summers which is going to devastate the ecological balance in this country and cause billions of pounds worth of damage. It has already! How the hell are we gonna turn all this around now? The timing couldn’t be better and it’s enough to turn me fanatical. Thank goodness I’ve read at least three books otherwise I’d be ignorant and easily led.
So still I’m confused. Is the euro struggling as much as the pound? Will changing the currency mean I’ll have to pay three times more for chocolate? I think I’ll read more about it then agree with everyone else when the time to decide if a change is in order comes.
Looking for flats online is fun until you reach the point where you actually have to make a phone call and converse with someone. I mean talk to someone??? and on your day off no less??? this is a period which should be spent alone doing nothing but daydream and sob beneath your bed covers.
Guess what I’m doing today.
But before I continue to daydream and sob under my covers let me write down what happened to me outside Charring Cross station. I witnessed a man being assualted by the police. It wasn’t as bad as that, he was just sought of carried away by three policemen like an inaminate object.
All this guy did was hold up a sign that said EVERYTHING IS OK. I spotted him and laughed, he called me over to help with his survey, I thought “what the hey I’ve got time”. Only there was no survey; it was just this guy complaining about how he was thrown out of the station. He said he was told to go outside because his sign might distract people and they’d bump into each other and then they might get into a fight.
He then laughed so raucously I had to join him (in laughter, not insane behaviour). He said that all those free papers with all that negativity in them probably causes more fights than his sign. I had to agree with him, it was true.
Just then two Met officers approached us and very rudely told this jolly chap to go over to the street. The sign guy said he didn’t see why he should and looked to me for support, I didn’t know what to say so I just nodded. The policeman told sign guy that the station manager didn’t want him standing around with his sign and that he was on private property. Sign guy said it wasn’t private property as there were people everywhere. He asked me if I understood. “Yeah I understand” I said with a cheeky smile, I was thoroughly enjoying myself at this point.
Unfortunately the policeman didn’t want to listen to sign guy, who after a few failed attempts at communicating with the officer asked if part of his job was to listen to him. The policeman said that it wasn’t, sign guy smirked and said that he should go back to school then because it is his job to listen to him.
Anyway a few moments later another policeman arrived and then one of them went for sign guy’s stuff. Sign guy grabbed it before them and seemed to know what was about to happen because he went into a crouch position and started shouting. “EVERYONE LOOK, I’M ABOUT TO ASSAULTED FOR HOLDING A SIGN THAT SAYS EVERYTHING IS OK”. And he was.
As he was being carried away this woman came up to me and we both agreed that was terrible. It was a total waste of manpower, the policemen where rude and unwilling to communicate and instead of serving the public they decided to serve Charring Cross’ Station manager instead.
Then again, where do you draw the line? Sure he was harmless enough but he was still a bit of a nut. And if you let one nut with a sign in then perhaps you should let all the nuts with signs in. And that would be madness.
Or would it, maybe we should all have signs? Mine would read “DONT GIVE IN”. Yeah, I like the sound of that.