And here is the news……………….

It was the perfect response to lost revenue, lost workers, loss of earnings and lost premises.
This had once been one of the most popular shops on the High Street. The owner paid his taxes, six staff, and his bills, always on time, never with an argument.
Now he couldn’t pay his lease, wholesalers, suppliers, staff, even a paper boy, and had no option but to close.
In protest, he used every last copy of a newspaper which was no longer on a sale or return basis to cover the windows and doors.
It was a sign of The Times.

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About pensitivity101

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 an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. 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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17 Responses to And here is the news……………….

  1. scifihammy says:

    haha Love the punch line 😀
    But such a sad story of our times!

  2. Surprised you didn’t find that reptile Cummings driving to read for free papers.

  3. Lisa Coleman says:

    I think there is more truth in your story and fiction. Funny how I thought almost the exact same thing when I saw the photo. Realistic and relatable…unfortunately.

  4. beautiful commentary on current times.

  5. Anagha Yatin says:

    Tough times and unique (sometimes even quirky) ways of reactions. To each their own. Sad but true picture these days.

  6. Carol anne says:

    Love this one! ❤

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