Wednesday, 5 October 2005

Dishonest?

I'm struggling with this one. A guy borrowed a few quid from his employers and left a note, an IOU, for the money. That's an advance on wages isn't it? Okay he should have asked but he worked on his own in a small office and we've all been caught short of brass on a Friday and wondered whether the boss would sub us a 20 spot for the first round while we go to a hole in the wall. Okay so GBP 7 million is a tad more than most of us need for a few beers and a curry but at least he left the note and admitted it (after they caught him - not surprisingly he took some time alone, on the run, to consider things before the heavy hand of plod landed on his shoulder). Full details are here.

Of course there are some real crooks and villians in this country and I'm glad that we clamp down hard on them. Owing the local councl GBP 700 is a terrible thing and being 71 and a retired vicar cannot excuse this behaviour - lock 'em all up! Those who missed this story will find details here. I bet the forces of good were gutted when they couldn't lock up 73 year old Sylvia Hardy for the GBP 53.71 that she owed - what is this world coming to? Next we'll be using the full force of the law to eject 82 year old hecklers from political rallies- it's clear that Walter Wolfgang is some sort of lefty activist so why he found himself in the New Labour party conference is beyond me. According to the government we need to forget retiring in our 60s and work longer - if these geriatric troublemakers had jobs instead of hanging round in gangs on street corners, terrorising teenagers and forcing mothers with prams to step into the road to go round their zimmer frames, Britain would be a better place.

11 careful considerations:

TRT said...

I wonder what the penalty is for being in possession of a dodgy beard and daft grin?


Have you taken the "criminality test" yet Nog? There's a link on my 'blog.

Nogbad said...

Where's the test? I had a look round and couldn't see it!

Dodgy beads and daft grins are part of the uniform for some of the work I do :-)

Bluefluff said...

Hey, maybe the world's started running backwards? My Dad, 77, has taken to driving at 90mph (when nobody's looking) & has just bought his first mobile phone! There are days I feel older than him...

TRT said...

http://www.thesite.org/flash/dodgy.html

Angie said...

Makes one wonder if they would have known it was him if he didnt' leave the note.

TRT said...

£20 says they'd have been able to work it out anyway without the note....

Inner Fonzie said...

no real comment on this post, but I like your new picture! you look much more relaxed... which is suprising, considering the other one had you sprawled on a counch :)

Echo Mouse said...

Jeepers, I've missed a lot in just a few days! That'll teach me to take time off to paint. :)

When it comes to senior citizens, I tend to be a softie. Seriously, if they break the law at that age, having a lifetime to date without a record, do we really need to punish them? I know it's wrong but still I'd have a hard time finding fault with a senior citizen in this situation.

Nogbad said...

Cheers Fonzie - I am a devilishly good looking chap :-)

Mouse - it's difficult to believe that a civilised country, one at the vanguard of imposing democracy through force on countries which probably don't want it, treats the elerly in this way isn't it?

TRT said...

Nice to see you taking an interest in your own future Nog.

;-)

Nogbad said...

Well if I don't no other bugger will! :-)