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rondetto
rondetto Member Posts: 2,528
edited 16. Feb 2010, 09:19 in Community Chit-chat archive
It's a slow day in a little West Yorkshire town. The sun is beating down, and the streets are deserted. Times are tough, everybody is in debt, and everybody lives on credit. On this particular day a rich tourist from down south is driving through town. He stops at the motel and lays a £100 in cash on the desk saying he wants to inspect the rooms upstairs in order to pick one to spend the night.

As soon as the man walks upstairs, the owner grabs the bill and runs next door to pay his debt to the butcher.

The butcher takes the £100 and runs down the street to repay his debt to the pig farmer.
The pig farmer takes the £100 and heads off to pay his bill at the supplier of feed and fuel.

The guy at the Farmer's Co-op takes the £100 and runs to pay his debt to the local prostitute, who has also been facing hard times and has had to offer her "services" on credit.
The hooker rushes to the hotel and pays off her room bill with the hotel owner.

The hotel proprietor then places the £100 back on the counter so the rich traveller will not suspect anything.

At that moment the traveller comes down the stairs, picks up the £100, states that the rooms are not satisfactory, pockets the money, and leaves town.

No one produced anything. No one earned anything. However, the whole town
is now out of debt and now looks to the future with a lot more optimism.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how the British Government is conducting business today..

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  • mellman01
    mellman01 Member Posts: 5,306
    edited 15. Feb 2010, 11:19
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    Well put rondetta, it's sad but oh so very true!. years ago we had a quant old thing called a manufacturing industry, you remeber it don't you, well it was quite radicle, for all those young ones on here it went like this, first you made things then you boxed them up and!, now this is the really funny bit, get this!, you then sold them to other people HA!. :P
    I ask you what a way to carry on! :roll:
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,559
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Brilliant!! :wink:

    Well done Ron :)

    Love

    Toni x
  • livinglegend
    livinglegend Member Posts: 1,425
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Thank heaven it didn't go near the bank. They would have only had £45 left after the bankers had their bonuses out of it.

    Joseph 8)
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  • moonseed
    moonseed Member Posts: 289
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Thank you so much for that! I needed a good laugh and it really worked.
    Brilliant.
    Thanks a bundle x
    Steph
  • rondetto
    rondetto Member Posts: 2,528
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Thanks all, here to raise a smile. :D
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,559
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    rondetto wrote:
    Thanks all, here to raise a smile. :D

    and you do it with such style :wink:

    Toni x