Featuring Socrates and Plato on twitter.
Socrates @nononothing: Went to Waitrose today. They’d run out of hummus. Arrggh
Plato @onform: #middleclassproblem
@nononothing: Nooooo. Pub doesn’t serve real ale. #carslbergtasteslikewee
@nononothing: Forgot to record Country file. FAIL.
@nononothing: Country File replaced with #MiSWiF (Made-In-Somewhere-With-Farmers)
@nonothing: library closed. Mrs missed rhyme time. Boo.
@onform: tell her to get a job and buy her own books. #scroungerproblem.
@nononothing: just lost job in city 4 being annoying.
@onform: OMGOMGOMG Ps #middleclassproblem.
@onform: Just getta job!
@onform: PS #firstworldproblem
@nononothing: got a new fixed-term contract at bank. Yey
@onform: CORPORATE SCUM
@nononothing: local A&E threatened with closure.
@nononothing: Seriously Plato?
@onform: #firstworldmodernday problem at that.
@nononothing: never see kids – work such long hours. Sad face
@nononothing: fixed-term contract ended. Can’t pay bills
@nononothing: Beggar off Plato.
@nononothng: don’t feel well. No lemsip
@nononothing: frothing at the mouth. Suspect hemlock poisoning
@onform: Shame they shut that A&E. LOL
@onform: Seriously, bummer. Any last requests?
@nononothing: A real ale and a hummus sandwich!
@onform: Old acquaintance died today. I feel a bit sad now.
@themasses: #gotourownproblems #welikeourcave
6 thoughts on “What do we want? More!”
This is so good! I love how you address a real problem – need vs. want – but do it in such a funny way! Just started following your blog, but I love it. Going to share this on my FB page. Think it is good reading for everyone.
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Thank you so much – I stumbled a lot writing this post so it’s great that you enjoyed it. Thank you so much for the share, and I look forward to seeing you over this blog soon.
So pleased you enjoyed it. It was a tricky one to write – it’s a bit of a moan I suppose, but its also a serious point. Your feedback that the post was amusing rather than moan-y is therefore doubly appreciated. Thanks so much for sharing.
Oooh – I’m getting all my comments muddle up. Sorry about that!.I’ll stop hounding you now!!
” And so this wealth is often used to utterly undermine arguments for wanting more for our children – we’ve got enough already.”
I wonder how much of this comes down to the seeming truism that while material wellbeing is not a zero sum game, status is.