I'm a crap blogger and I know it. I'm surprised anyone ever comes here anymore. What do I think posting pics of my new work table that I "got for a steal"? Captivating. Really.
So now I'm back here not for my usual eye candy, which I've gotten so lazy I don't credit properly any more (yeah, just go to my Pinterest page and you'll find it there), to have a bit of a rant about the cold calls we are always getting for 'free' financial advice. Seminars where we can learn how to cut back on some of the tax we pay, do you know the ones? I am (nearly) always polite, saying no thank you, not interested for now, but today I got off the phone thinking next time I'm going to be honest. Why is there an assumption that everyone wants to get out of paying more tax? Like we are all Cliver Palmer or someone who needs every last cent to themselves so to fulfill our dream of building a life size replica of the Titanic? The truth is we pay our taxes with grace. Every month when I go into hospital for potential life saving treatments of Intragram I am not only thankful to the people who donate their blood for this preparation but to the hospital and a health system who deliver it efficiently and cost free. I have no idea how much it costs but I'm sure it's an amount that myself and many of the others around me, getting infused that day, week, month, couldn't afford on their own. Here's the thing - you cannot demand/expect better state hospitals, public school systems (it doesn't matter if your kids go to private schools, you want them to live in a society that values high quality education for all children, right?), roads and services while in the same breath complaining about the taxes you pay. Good services cost money. If you do feel like complaining about taxes then do what I do - which is complain about those who DO wriggle out of theirs. That's what I want cold calls for - seminars on how to get Clive Palmer and Gina Rhinehart et al to pay their fair share. Bring those on.
Okay then, that's of of my system now. Regular programming of expensive consumer items in pretty pastel colors will resume soon.
PS If you are still visiting this blog (Karen?) I really am grateful. I mean to do better....