A Couple Of Things…

Okay then.  This is my post for today.  It’s my 17th Wedding Anniversary and I haven’t had much time to get much done. 

First, if you want to read a great story, look no further than here.  It was published a year ago on TK’n’C but I only found it after a comment from Mike Wilkerson on my recent story “To A Better Place”.  His story has a similar title and is one of the best flash pieces I’ve read in a long time.

Second, the following was sent to me in an email.  It’s not that far off being true.  Give it a read and then give it some thought.

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Let’s put the pensioners in jail and the criminals in a nursing home. This way the pensioners would have access to showers, hobbies and walks. They’d receive unlimited free prescriptions, dental and medical treatment, wheel chairs etc and they’d receive money instead of paying it out.
They would have constant video monitoring, so they could be helped instantly, if they fell, or needed assistance.
Bedding would be washed twice a week, and all clothing would be ironed and returned to them. A guard would check on them every 20 minutes and bring their meals and snacks to their cell.
They would have family visits in a suite built for that purpose.
They would have access to a library, weight room, spiritual counseling, pool and education.
Simple clothing, shoes, slippers, PJ’s and legal aid would be free, on request.
Private, secure rooms for all, with an exercise outdoor yard, with gardens.
Each senior could have a PC a TV radio and daily phone calls.
There would be a board of directors to hear complaints, and the guards would have a code of conduct that would be strictly adhered to.

The “criminals” would get cold food, be left all alone and unsupervised.
Lights off at 8pm, and showers once a week.
Live in a tiny room and pay Β£900.00 per month and have no hope of ever getting out.
Justice for all we say.

Think about this (more points of contention):
Is it just me, or does anyone else find it amazing that during the mad cow epidemic our government could track a
single cow, born in Bourne almost three years ago, right to the stall where she slept in the county of Lincolnshire?
And, they even tracked her calves to their stalls.
But they are unable to locate 125,000 illegal immigrants wandering around our country. Maybe we should give each of them a cow.


They keep talking about drafting a Constitution for Iraq …

Why don’t we just give them ours? It was drawn up by a lot of really smart guys, it has worked for centuries and we’re not using it anymore.



The real reason that we can’t have the Ten Commandments posted in a courthouse or Parliament, is this –

You cannot post ‘Thou Shalt Not Steal’, ‘Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery’ and ‘Thou Shall Not Lie’ in a building full of lawyers, judges and politicians ….. It creates a hostile work environment.

You know the drill………….



Filed under david barber, david barber's fiction world, happy anniversary, mike wilkerson, to a better place

23 responses to “A Couple Of Things…

  1. 17 years! Did you get married at 10? Anyway, Happy Anniversary!

  2. Happy Anniversary! 17 glorious years – doesn't time fly….. πŸ™‚

  3. David – You flatter me! I'm 41. Thanks though. :-)Sue – Glorious??? I joke. It has been great and I'm looking forward to another 17 plus. She's a great woman who gave me 2 beautiful daughters!

  4. I agree with David…you must have been a young lad when you got married. I've only been married 16 years. Great points about the pensioners and prisoners changing accomodations. There's something wrong with the system…

  5. Alan – Thanks mate. I was 24 (my wife 25) when we got married. I actually first met her when I was 11, and she was the first girl I ever kissed.How great would that be if it actally happened. Prisoners wouldn't cope, would they?

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  7. So you're a toy-boy then, eh! ;-pI liked(?) the comparison between pensioners and prisoners – in this topsy-turvey world it only goes to emphasise the fact that the lunatics have, indeed, taken over the assylum! :-(BTW – what's with the fountain of blood(?) on your blog-pic? 21 August 2010 16:07

  8. Sue – I like…..the…..blood…..muahahaha!!! I'm cracking up I think! πŸ™‚

  9. Hah – like the portrait!Creepy thought though – are you a clown, or a vampire – or a spooky cross between the two…..that cojures up a few storylines, surely….?

  10. Sue – I was supposed to look like a happy-go-lucky clown but my 4 year old made me look like John Wayne Gacey. I kinda like it actually.Re the picture up top, it just ran like that this morning. Aparently there's a headless body up-stream. Cue….a story, maybe.

  11. Happy Anniversary David, hope you and the family are having a great day. Super shout about Mike's story; a top piece of writing.Kind regards.

  12. Happy Anniversary! All the best and sincere wishes for many, many more happy years together!How in the hell does she put up with a "clown" like you? ;pLove the blood in the water. ;p((Hugs))Laura

  13. Happy Anniverary, buddy!! May you have another happy 17, 25 or 50…all the best!!The prisoner/pensioner thing is the same here, too. The world is indeed a strange place!

  14. Congrats Dave, only been married just over a year, you must either love her loads or she has damning evidence against you that will be aired if you leave.

  15. Alan, Deka, Laura, Paul, Leah & Lee – Thanks guys. She's a great girl and I'm a lucky man….or so she tells me! πŸ™‚

  16. G

    First off, congrats on making it to 17. Now I don't feel so old at celebrating 21 this year. :dSecondly, that e-mail is pretty sick. I'm not sure if I can come up with any other description for it.Oh wait.How about, "Sad."

  17. Hey, I like that clown 'alter ego'.BTW, I like the new look of the blog. Does the waterfall of blood imply a switch to horror?I'm finding the blue on grey background difficult to read. Not sure if anyone else has said that to you.

  18. Alan – No switch. I'm just experimenting with things at the moment. The clown face was an attempt at face painting by my 4 year old. Yes, I'm going to swith the blue colour.

  19. Congrats to you and Lisa re' your anniversary, Dave. We'll have a 'double' celebration when I see you tomorrow! (winks).:)

  20. BTW, love the waterfall n that email is so true. There is a cheaper way of doing it, but I'll leave that one with you…

  21. Thanks mate. Yes, I know the cheaper option you refer to. I'd quite happily pull the lever, flick the swith or pull the trigger. And all for free!! πŸ™‚

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