Reading an article in today’s paper resonated after listening to a family member yesterday rambling on about being ‘poor’. I thought at the time ‘but if you didn’t each have an expensive iPhone on contract, the latest in TV and broadband packages, two cars, meals out, your children signed up for football, tennis, cricket, dance, piano lessons, etc. etc. then you’d have a surplus’.
Not saying people shouldn’t have all these but please don’t plead poverty. Being poor means you can’t afford these ‘luxuries’ (?) but instead struggle to put healthy meals on the tables, pay heating bills and so on.
Then this couple had the temerity to suggest that our ‘generation’ had it easy!
Cheeky - neighbours
Left out - paternal grandmother
Concerned - funeral wishes