Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Oh no! I left the personal details of 25 million babies on the bus!

What a remarkable story. I knew it was safer not to have any.

And another nail in the ID cards coffin, I imagine. Which I welcome. I have nothing much against them in a perfect world, but a) we all know colossal fuck ups like this one happen and b) at least some of us have read the Handmaid's Tale.

When she was about 20, ex-housemate S ended up with a big overdraft. She paid it off by getting a job in a casino, and when it was done, she closed her bank account. She spent the next couple of years getting her wages in brown envelopes. 'You know where you are with cash', she would say.

Increasingly, I agree with her.

joella

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Blogger bedshaped said...

Cash is king.

12:57 pm  
Anonymous Charlie said...

Shhhhh! You don't want HMRC swooping on S. for unpaid taxes. They're very efficient you know.

12:05 am  
Blogger Jo said...

I believe she did pay tax. In those days you could pay tax *and* get your wages in a brown envelope. You can't imagine it now. Now BT make you pay for the privilege of getting a bill in the post. I insist on still receiving one and plan to post them £67 worth of 2ps in return. That'll show them.

10:22 pm  

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