Nothing but the money

Listening to the news this morning, seven more have died in Wales, taking their total deaths to 12. Deaths in the UK currently stand at 240 with 5018 confirmed cases so far.
The less alarmist figure is that those 5018 represent 74 cases PER ONE MILLION POPULATION, which puts it a little better into perspective, but not much.

But what do I hear most?
How much it is going to cost in lost revenue. Judging by the bi££ions Big Business have been making in profits, they can join the rest of us trying to make ends meet on a budget.

The property market a month ago was apparently on the up. Now there is a slump.
Doh, you think?

I’ve already mentioned Tesco hiking prices and wonder who is going to show compassion for the elderly or most vulnerable who can’t get to supplies, let alone afford higher prices.

The holiday season is upon us, and one of the major resorts twenty miles away closed its doors last week. Still people have come to the town, and they are now pleading for them to go home. They are not welcome as there is enough to contend with looking after their own residents.
Here we are watching strangers walking up and down our road. It doesn’t help there are holiday lets at the other end of the estate, and holiday homes behind the pub in the opposite direction.

Now it’s the wedding trade.
IMO it’s overpriced and over indulgent anyway. Sure it’s nice to have a big party, get the family together for a knees up and a few pints, have a blast, but getting married is not about ‘The Show’, though for many apparently it is. Whilst I feel for couples who have saved for their Special Day, what is better? To have a big do and put so many at risk, or do things quietly instead and see your friends and relatives for a get together at a later date?

Princess Beatrice is due to marry her fiance in May. The headlines say she may have to limit her wedding party to 5, and that includes her, the groom and Official conducting the service.
Now would be the ideal time for ‘Love to Shine Through’ and for her to set an example to all the whingers and whiners that you can still get married to your intended without the pomp and ceremony. OK, she is of the wealthy variety and can afford it, but you can always have a huge party when things calm down and we can begin to pick up the pieces of our lives, though for many, if not all, they will never be the same.

All this is my opinion of course. I value Life above profit, which is why I never made it in a sales career as I couldn’t push someone into buying something they either didn’t need or really want.

Stay save everyone.

29th March Update:
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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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21 Responses to Nothing but the money

  1. The number of people who are ignoring the internal travel ban and instructions to stay home is astonishing, Di. I thought the UK would be better than here, but apparently not.

  2. fransiweinstein says:

    Very well said Di. Couldn’t agree more.

  3. quiall says:

    There are going to be a lot of changes in the coming weeks/months. Not all of them good. Stay safe.

  4. Those numbers are only if people tested. So many sick and not tested.

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  6. Always a pleasure Di 🙂 Keep smiling.

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