...previously on Iain Duncan Smith's week of living on £53..
Elizabeth gone off to her sisters for the week, which was a shame as had not yet completed my test reading to her of the most amusing after dinner speech am due to give this evening to the Chingford Enterprise Initiative Forum for Enterprise this evening.
Getting a few odd jobs like this is key to topping up one's income, where were those lazy unemployed fellow when the opurtunity to give this speech arose? Lying in bed watching the Esther Ranzen chat show or some such rot no doubt. At taxpayers expense. Who knows how many layabouts missed out on this golden oppurtunity to make a few jokes at the previous administration's expense.
How many Labour Politicians does it take to change a lightbulb? None. They will be too busy eating sandwiches and drinking beer in negotiations with unions about who should get to change it and the lightbulb will remain unchanged until a vibrant and radical change of government comes in to change it, if not at once, then within a few years - and any delay would have been caused by the previous lot anyhow! Could cut it down a bit but general tone v good and don't mind a low blow to the chaps in the red corner.
Elizabeth seems to have taken the car so getting a taxi into town. Not a problem because I am getting paid cach in hand for tonights gig so will be quids in. Taxi driver v boring, going on and on about how people can't afford taxis these days and he's not making much money. Take chance to remind him of the freeze on fuel duty, give him 10 points on how the Tories are on his side. He is so impressed that he remebers a quick route, speeds up a bit and drops me off before I've got to number 3. Just as well as was runnign out of points to be honest. Will think up some later in case I see him again.
Have decided to visit a Primark which am told is v popular with the poor. Not sure why. Everything very cheap but obviously of dubious quality. Someone throws an egg at the poor woman shopping near me but misses by a few yards and strikes yours truly. I stifle a laugh at her expense while wiping the yolk away from my barbour jacket with one of the pittiless rags on display. The nerve of a store clerk then expected me to pay for the item! Well, it's but £25 so I agree to pay after noticing that someone shopping is recording me on one of those camera phones.
David was photographed giving money to a street beggar outside Browns club the other night, v good publicity. This is sort of the same, local MP gives money to local business, that sort of thing. Will speak to office to see if we could include on next newsletter.
Heavy late lunch at the club and a few small wagers on the GGs (no joy, again, but good to have a hobby) then it's off to the Initiative Forum thingy. Well it was meant to be. Got there to be told that I hadn't confirmed, something about unanswered phone call, some chap called Baljinder is giving a speech. Baljinder! What were his (her?) parents thinking! Will ask Theresa to check the status some point.
Not a good day as have seemingly spent £185, but in good faith, I couldn't exactly plan for some rapscalian stealing work from me could I. No, will be able to recover by weekend and finish well within budget. Notwithstanding the money I've spent I'm still doing v well. Onwards and upwards!