Wednesday, May 20, 2009

elevator music

I'm madly busy and to be honest a little bored with MPs expenses.

In the mean time, here's something my mother sent me which raised a smile.

I will be back shortly when I will have time to get onto this blog all the bile and vitriol I have been storing up over the past few weeks.

I'll leave you with a piece of advice: If you're a journalist calling up a politician it's best to know something about them else you'll piss them off and look like a dick head.

The Hair Cut

One day a florist goes to a barber for a haircut. After the cut he asked about his bill and the barber replies, 'I cannot accept money from you. I'm doing community service this week.' The florist was pleased and left the shop.

When the barber goes to open his shop the next morning there is a 'thank you' card and a dozen roses waiting for him at his door..

Later, a cop comes in for a haircut, and when he tries to pay his bill, the barber again replies, 'I cannot accept money from you. I'm doing community service this week.' The cop is happy and leaves the shop.

The next morning when the barber goes to open up there is a 'thank you' card and a dozen donuts waiting for him at his door.

Later that day, a college professor comes in for a haircut, and when he tries to pay his bill, the barber again replies, 'I cannot accept money from you. I'm doing community service this week.' The professor is very happy and leaves the shop.

The next morning when the barber opens his shop, there is a 'thank you' card and a dozen different books, such as 'How to Improve Your Business' and 'Becoming More Successful.'

Then, a Member of Parliament comes in for a haircut , and when he goes to pay his bill the barber again replies, 'I cannot accept money from you. I'm doing community service this week.' The Member of Parliament is very happy and leaves the shop.

The next morning when the barber goes to open up, there are a dozen Members of Parliament lined up waiting for a free haircut.

And that, my friends, illustrates the fundamental difference between the citizens of our country and the Members of Parliament.

3 comments:

BrianSJ said...

Perfect. Please thank your mother.

scunnert said...

Good one. You forgot to mention that they'd still claim it on expenses.

Lexander said...

Just right for a short speech I have to make on Saturday! Thank your mater.