Friday, October 07, 2005

money, money, money

There's an article in today's paper about a couple who have won£12+ million on the lottery but have not given any to the woman's sister. They've given houses, money, etc to other members of the family but not to this sister (or her son), who apparently are living on benefits and don't think it's fair even though they haven't been speaking for a few years.

Well, so what. If I win the lottery there are all sorts of people that I won't be giving money to, including family members who I've lost touch with. Is it a condition of winning that you have to give some (or all) of it away to people you don't like?

Why does this national newspaper think this is 'news'? Why did I bother to read it and get upset about it?

It was only supposed to take 5 minutes

Well it's taken me about4 weeks! Now here I am with a blog which probably no-one in their right mind will want to read unless they want to be bored to death.

Another morning spent at my computer when I could have been doing really fun things like housework, ironing, gardening, shopping in Sainsbury's.

Here's something interesting - for the past 4 weeks the recycling bin collection team have been catching the neighbourhood out by coming at about 8.00 am instead of 10.30, thereby forcing people out on to the streets in their night attire or trying to finish their breakfasts whilst putting out the bottles. I personally either gave it a miss or put the bins out the night before and hoped it didn't rain. However, this morning I decided it was a good opportunity to get up early, get dressed and start my day bright and early. Guess what - nearly midday and they still haven't been. You see, if I think that's intesting you can tell what a sad person I am.