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Thursday 31 July 2003 11.40am
Nick,

Subway being specialist cleaned this morning under New Kent Road - thank you.
Thursday 31 July 2003 1.59pm
Kevin

As usual, you have failed the verbal reasoning test. Try re-reading the message: 'I find it a joy to live in such a society that has the wealth to afford to pay ... Poets'

'Mate' must be the least poetic word in the dictionary.

When your posts reach an acceptably non-prosaic level, then perhaps you can discuss poetry!

You must have read what Adele would call a Mickey Mouse subject at a Mickey Mouse University.
Thursday 31 July 2003 7.17pm
Read it. Thanks. Mate. It reads:

"I find it a joy to live in such a society that has the wealth to afford to pay people to do a 'job' (the inverted commas are there lest you object to your vocation's being being described as a job) without any obvious benefit to society. Poets, musicians etc., etc. fall into this category as well."

So, poetry has no "obvious benefit to society".

If I may suggest a small reading in return:

"Watch out he's winding the watch of his wit, by and by it will strike." - The Tempest.
Friday 1 August 2003 9.47am
Nick,

that sounds like a great idea if not just for a bit of a giggle on how a council justifys continual magnitude-above-inflation increases year on year. Im sure that Southwark being below the average council tax bill has a lot to do with the average property prices both in and out of the area. How much are the bills in "fat cat" areas pushing the London average up? If prices in Knightsbridge, Chelsea etc increase by 40% and Southwark by 10%, Im sure that those councils are cashing in on a higher percentage of homes moving into more expensive band ranges.

In reality, the average Londonder pays 4500 in tax of which 4000 leaves London. Council tax is one way of crawling back the money that central government is stealing away from Londonders.

Heres one to start

How much does it cost the council to repair a hole in the road? If its deemed too much, what is the acceptable amount a person can claim from the council for burst tyres, ruined wheels or suspension?

Having lived in three different council areas in London, I would have to say without doubt that the roads of Southwark are the worst (and yes, one of them was Wimbledom).

Southwark Road - dear god....
Friday 1 August 2003 4.08pm
Honestly, Kevin! No obvious benefit unlike binmen, which I think was the point of this (increasingly epic) thread. (As in binmen do wonderful things in the world, and should be paid lots, whereas merchant bankers and their ilk don't and shouldn't.)
Saturday 2 August 2003 7.12am
I will refer you (one more time, mapmaker) to Bertrand Russell's In Praise Of Idleness, wherein you will/might discover what the point of all this is.
Monday 4 August 2003 10.18am
Having my bin emptied?
Monday 4 August 2003 10.22am
touche.....
Monday 4 August 2003 12.30pm
Great. Two antagonists. Mappie, you're happy to change the direction of the thread to have a pop at Adele. When it's coming the other way, you lose interest. What happened to our totally irrelevant rant about poetry? 'Bin', by the way, must be the least poetic word in the language. Mate. He needs some help, Dave.
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