Thursday, February 18, 2010
This is how it is these days.
When I was growing up my parents subscribed to The Reader's Digest. I quite liked reading through the articles, trying out the word games inside although I would never have bought it in a shop. Still, products shouldn't be entirely aimed at the young - a nice, gentle magazine for elderly people, I presumed I would fit into that category the day I started subscribing. It would seem not.
I used to like having a browse around Borders, I used to like having a browse around Woolies. Both shops stocked things I haven't been able to find anywhere else. I noted that once Woolies went the price of stationery went up but perhaps it is just a personal niggle. I miss finding that one thing in either of those shops that would be a treat to buy.
So this recession (misspelling of depression - with a deliberate small *d* there?) has its casualties and although they may seem minor it may not hit home until later when the little things that made life more pleasant (book shops, toy/stationery/everything else shops) are gone. It is the small things that are pointing out how unfair the world is, how slanted towards those who have everything - looks pointedly towards the greedy bankers and their fat bonuses who are *still* making a fortune.
Maybe at some point things will even out. There is enough money in the world for every single person to live a comfortable, happy life. In fact, come to think of it, if the UK and US and every other country is in debt...who are we in debt to? Who are we owing all this money to? It can't be the banks, we had to bail them out with hard-earned and easy spent taxes. So who do we owe the trillions to?
And all this rambling train of thought because I'm still pissed off that Woolies is gone!