The 21st Century

I remember when I was a young lad (I’m 60 now) reading all the stories of how the world would be in the 21st century; how we’d all be better off & have more free time to enjoy life as the robots would be working for us, relieving us of the everyday toils.

Even up to a few years ago the 21st century was being extolled in the same way with regards to us having more free time to enjoy ourselves and to being better off. The robots had taken a back seat by then, unsurprisingly so.

Now that we’re in the 21st century where are we?

Well here in the UK there’s more and more unemployed (4 years for me) with no future and no money.

The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer.

Only the other day I heard it said in a television program that we haven’t quite sunken back to Victorian times, well I beg to differ.

There are a lot of families here in the UK now getting food parcels as they can’t afford to feed their families. I recently read of a woman who some days doesn’t feed herself so that her kids can eat properly and goes to bed crying with hunger.

Pensioners deciding to either feed themselves this week or have the heating on as they can’t afford to do both.

I can’t find any work as I’m 60 and I don’t receive any benefits as my wife earns just too much we even have to pay full council tax as we don’t qualify for benefits.

I don’t use the car very often due to the high price of petrol and therefore don’t go anywhere to take photographs.

When we go to the supermarket (usually Tesco) we find that we have to check everything we purchase as Tesco now charge more for a multi-pack than for buying products singly; a pack of six tins of baked beans costs more than buying six single tins and the list goes on….. as the Tesco motto says “Every penny helps” !

The 21st century… you can stick it…..

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