The view from the cab
Not so long ago there was a women in the back of my cab who wanted me to listen to her interpretation of why the world in so much financial trouble. She started her explanation by telling me that her son had just had to sack the family nanny. Then she went on… “Do you know” she said, “that he’s had to approach his bank to raise millions to keep the business afloat and do you know why that is, well I’ll tell you why. It’s too many washing machines and televisions that’s why. People want too much, too many foreign holidays. They will have to put up with less. What’s wrong with going to the laundry?” I told her that I thought she had just arrived from Mars.
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