Of course,the fact that Labour policy,-well...I say policy...-,has resulted in rocketing utility bills is somehow overlooked or ignored.
Suffice to say that a lot of pensioners, and in particular single pensioners,are stuck at home,cold and friendless and miserable.
I believe that this year,instead of a fuel allowance,the government should provide access to the very best of cable television.
The flickering of the screen will give them a sense of an open fire in their hearth.
And not only will they have a 24/7 world of entertainment and a window on the world,hitherto denied them,but they will be able to watch the History Channel.
And the repeats of 'The World at War'.
This will remind them of the following:-
- The good old days weren't actually so good-seeing Belgium because you were conscripted isn't the same as a 3-day Eurostar break .
- The Germans built good roads,but only so that they could invade us!
- Rationing was in fact,horrible.Only the French really like horse meat.
- Wet flannels on a fevered brow do not work as well as penicillin.
- Or ibuprofen
- Amputations are better with anaesthetics.
- The condoms didn't work.
- And were difficult to obtain in the first place.
So I'm sorry that you were only able to save 2 florins,a tub of lard and a slightly used chicken to see you through your old age.
And that you had to walk , barefoot , through 7 miles of snow to do so.
And I'm not being disrespectful , but I'm not Dr Finlay,I don't know if his casebook is still open for new patients, and I need to see another patient now.
And,-one day-,2008 is going to be 'the good old days' for someone else.
Mind you , I am grateful that I don't have to blog in German.Thanks!!