Thursday, 6 October 2011

Listen to Micawber!


'Annual income £20; annual expenditure £19. 19. 6p, result happiness. Annual income £20; annual expenditure £20. 0. 6p, result misery'.

Micawber was right, and Cameron is now trying to encourage a new 21st Century version of Micawberism.. But why was this crazy 'spend now, pay later' culture ever encouraged in the first place. People have to borrow, but to encourage borrowing for flighty unnecessary whims was irresponsible, if not criminal.

Those old ideals of 'keeping up with the Jones's' or 'one-up-manship' are hopefully gone forever. And good riddance!

12 comments:

  1. No evidence to say that's going to happen here Cro, as another family stuggle to get their new ridiculously expensive 90 inch plasma tele into their utterly unnecessary, gas guzzling 4wd...

    I dare say Cameron will woe the voters again shortly by dropping the price of fuel...

    ...just at the same time he quietly takes another huge chunk out of the NHS.

    Fucking tories.

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  2. I should have listened to Mr Micawber, but ended up listening to W.C. Fields instead - what a mistake.

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  3. Like John...here, here!
    Perhaps we will see the end to stupid branding all over clothes too.

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  4. We live in a society where everyone wants everything right away..no waiting. Young folks get married and they want new furniture, all the electronics and a flashy abode not to mention a good car or possibly two. The Micawbers in life are few and far between. Too bad. It works.

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  5. My absolute favorite dickens quote of all!!!!!!

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  6. Miss H. It's the one that stuck in my mind since my schooldays, and the one I've always tried to follow.

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  7. How true. If only it could rain money every once in a while . . .

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  8. Yes Miss Holly....my favourite quote as well. Feeling good .

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  9. I was raised in the "wait 'till you have the money" era. It was always need vs. want. Easy credit changed all that and it became want, want, want.

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  10. This is why we still have an old style t.v. - it still goes well although we don't get the whole picture now they have gone to the new shape.

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