My bizarre week… read on

This week I’ve seen or read some ‘weird’ stuff, most recently the fact that the government plans to close several job centres with the loss of 2,000 jobs. The irony in that ‘budget-cutting’ initiative is plainly laughable, where those who are supposed to help find us a job are being made redundant themselves. Now, I’m a Conservative supporter, but the government are shooting themselves in the foot and making themselves look silly. Yes, I used the term silly, such a childish word, which brings me on to my next rant.

A council is planning on charging children to use the local park including swings and slide. Now, how many six year olds do you know who have part-time jobs as door supervisors, or who help clean shit off the streets, or who have a paper round delivering newspapers to the locals? How many parents are going to give their children two pounds every time they want to go to the local park? None. In fact, they will most likely give them a two-finger salute (no, Dave C, not the Nazi sign; no need to panic and push your anti-migration-deportation button).

Later that night I decided to browse eBay which, in itself, is a dangerous move. Some of the items being sold were plain weird; empty aftershave bottles (which are NOT refillable), plastic tubs of air that apparently heals wounds, and even used underpants. Gross! I was surprised not to see the infamous saucepan which can prevent cancer or the transmitters left by the aliens among us (courtesy of The Daily Mail; sorry, The Daily Racist).

Finally, a t-shirt with the words ‘Stay Calm, Stay Ream’ – is that weird or bizarre? Not if you’re from Essex!

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The site’s author is a student at the Birmingham School of Media and a journalist for both Birmingham Budget Cuts and Sony Music Entertainment. He is a PR consultant as well as having worked for the BBC. The author also contributes on a freelance basis to The Times and The Guardian. Dean Hill is a member of The Chartered Institute of Public Relations.

Posted on May 14, 2011, in Opinion. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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