BOB'S DAILY DIARY IE THROUGH MATURIE YEARS
my first moan is the attitude of some towards us of a mature age // we are living longer is there complaint plus we are costing money // let/s see we worked all our lives paying taxes plus insurance// we paid rent or mortgages// we brought our children up working a lot of hours to ensure they got more in life than we did// we paid out for private insurances tried to save for holidays// so i believe we/ve earned our rights to mature gracefully without being condemned for it// the retirement age of 65 according to some was to allow you 5 years grace before you passed this earthly coil// there now stating this would be better being raised to 70// i have seen a lot of family and friends who fell short of retirement age when they passed away// and in a lot of cases it was because of the work load they bore to ensure there childrens welfare// some make you feel theres a stigma to being a pensioner or even being over 60 // as you will notice i use the word mature // not old// we have earned our rights and should be proud to be around and having a bit of free time // Last edited by robert wells
what the youngsters of today dont seem to understand , they will get mature themselves one day , they will have visits from mr arthur itis , they will get frail and unable to do the things they took for granted when they were young , its very sad but i find there is a lot of resentment towards folk of retirement age , if they only knew during my working life a basic working week was 48 hours , with overtime something you could not live without it was not unusual, to do 60 or 70 hours per week , and todays lot moan about working 35 hours per week , i think its us pensioners that should show resentment towards the younger generation , hinger ,
yes jim it/s appreaciation we/re lacking / i think the media is at fault at times making out we are a burden to the state /it gives the wrong message to the younger end // and like you stated time passes and they one day will be in our position // hope issues are resolved long before then/
perhaps its a bit of envy that the sprogs feel towards us toothless, hairless,old wrinklies , could it be that most of us oldies have everything we need in life , we owe nobody a brass farthing , we have no credit cards , cos we dont need the dam things , we were taught in school how to live within our means and not to get in debt , something the schools and govt ,and bankers dont seem to teach anymjore , where i live in broadstairs it is mainly populated by pensioners , these people are smartly dressed , eat well , live properly within the law , owe nothing , i dont know why i am bothering to write this ,aint we lucky , ps , another thing the sprogs have not got , lots of lovely memories stored in our heads over many years , appy days , ginger v,
got to admit keith they do there best it/s the age of some of the kids that make it awkward// cannot name and shame them// my other moan is soaps // wife loves emmerdale/ coronation street/ hollyoaks // so sometimes if i can/t get on computer i watch some// what/s happening// i used to fancy living in the country / but now they/v moved city violence in // what happened to the farming sugdens old amos in the woolpack// has life moved on so fast i missed it// even coronation street// friends cheating each other /lying/ robbing // violence// now they/v got mature ken seventy six// having an affair and lying to have it// they say all this is reality then it shows how sad life is/ no wonder kids are getting the wrong impression// as for hollyoaks // don/t go there//
sounds great syd and i can imagine some lovely villages out there// the area where emmerdale is produced i/v been to and it/s a lovely area to // i just wish that at times tv would portray the good people out there // the happy marriages // and kids enjoying there childhood instead of thinking we want to see the bad element// last of the summer wine// great to watch and a beutiful area to see// i live fifteen minutes away
Quoting: John C Gower How dare these people live in our country and act the way they did yesterday. Why did'nt the police keep them away? It's a bl***y disgrace these people should be rounded up and got rid of, I expect most of them are on benefit, this country is too bl***y soft now, God help us if we ever had another war I don't rate our chances of winning. I saw an ad over the weekend for a visit to the battlefield of Agingcourt and I thought that's the sort of attitude we need in this country today. It makes me sad to see this old country of ours going the way it is when we have done so much in the world to make it better, alright we have done some bad things in the past but you can't make an omelette without breaking an egg. That's my rant for today! My moan is simply that I do not agree with the actions of the protesters either, but how do you know they are not British? Born here and registered here? Everyone tarred with the same brush.... on benefits. How do you know? Too many assumptions made but they may be Englishmen and women for all we know! Im Scottish!
Quoting: John (scouse) Hirons One thing that gets me is the use of "on benifits" as if this alone is a crime. The fact that some poor sod either hasn't a job or is,for one reason or other, unable to get one is not in it's self a reason for shame. Agreed. Most of us here have more than likely been on or, are on some kind of benefits. I have worked my roe out since leaving school but, have found myself forced to claim unemployment benefit on two occasions. I appreciate the point being made but lets be a little less all emcompassing with our rhetoric shall we!
So Eddie....More unclaimed benefits go into the government pot. I get sick of hearing how, pensioners particularly, are not claiming money that they are entitled to.........WHAT!!!! How about making sure that they can get their hands on it without them having to rewrite War and peace in triplicate first!!!!!!!! As for Job Seekers Allowance (another day, another title!) the paperwork alone costs far in excess of what they are unwilling to give you.