Hooray for Tuesdays!!

I just received an email from Camelot UK Lotteries Limited, stating that”Tuesdays are about to get exciting!!” Mondays..well, forget it..Wednesdays,what a bore.Thursadays ,lets face it, are as morose as a visit to the fishmongers  in January,with leaky shoes on. But,dig out your best bib and tucker..It’s Tuesday!! Tuesday just  became the living vibrant Technicolour in your monochrome week!!

  What they mean is, Here is yet another carrot on a stick, to suck even more greed tax from an impoverished public, the very people who cannot afford to pay  it. I was in a supermarket  the other day, there was an elderly lady in front of me,with  a packet of generic bargain biscuits,a dozen of the cheapest sausages in the shop and a box of four eggs, generic no brand. I thought oh dear..is that all you can afford to buy?  She then proceeded to buy £40 worth of lottery tickets and £10 worth of lottery scratch cards.  somehow, I couldn’t feel quite so concerned for her welfare after that. Fair enough…she may win the jackpot this weekend, who knows? But somehow, I doubt it.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Froggy
    Apr 20, 2011 @ 12:19:14

    The Lottery, with its weekly pay-out of enormous prizes, was the one public event to which the proles paid serious attention. It was probable that there were some millions of proles for whom the Lottery was the principal if not the only reason for remaining alive. It was their delight, their folly, their anodyne, their intellectual stimulant. Where the Lottery was concerned, even people who could barely read and write seemed capable of intricate calculations and staggering feats of memory. There was a whole tribe of men who made a living simply by selling systems, forecasts, and lucky amulets. Winston had nothing to do with the running of the Lottery, which was managed by the Ministry of Plenty, but he was aware (indeed everyone in the party was aware) that the prizes were largely imaginary.


  2. John Booth
    May 24, 2011 @ 13:02:13

    That Orwell chappie, What a hoot.


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