27 January 2010

A Slow Day

It's a slow day in a little Cumbrian village .

The rain is tipping down., and the streets are deserted.

Times are tough, everybody is in debt, and everybody lives on

On this particular day a rich tourist is driving through.

He stops at the local inn and lays a £100 on the desk, saying he wants to inspect the rooms upstairs in order to pick one to spend the night

As soon as the man walks upstairs, the owner grabs the cash and runs next door to pay his debt to the butcher

The butcher takes the £100 and runs down the street to retire his debt to the sheep farmer.

The sheep farmer takes the £100 and heads off to pay his bill at the supplier of feed and fuel.

The guy at the Farmer's Co-op takes the £100 and runs to pay his debt to the local prostitute, who has also been facing hard times and has had to offer her "services" on credit

The prostitute rushes to the hotel and pays her room bill with the hotel owner.

The hotel proprietor then places the £100 back on the counter so the rich traveler will not suspect anything.

At that moment the traveler comes down the stairs, picks up the £100 bill, states that the rooms are not satisfactory, pockets the money, and leaves.

No one produced anything.

No one earned anything.

However, the whole village is now out of debt and now looks to the future with a lot more optimism.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how the U K Government is conducting business today.


dickiebo said...

Oh dear! Another person has seen through it! lol.

Joanne said...

LO - Hilarious!

Von said...

Nothing wrong with barter and using tokens, which is all the $100 note was.Let there be more of it!

Fire Byrd said...