Monday, March 08, 2004


How can it be possible for a teacher to be this poor? How can I have been working for six months and still be skint? How can the Housing Benefits agency think I owe them over £350? How can I only have £30 in my account a week after getting paid? How come the pay scale I'm on now is 5K a year less than it was last year?

How does all this shit happen? I'm not being lazy. I'm not a street sweeper. I didn't drop out of school. I quit smoking. I don't do drugs. I don't live in a high rise condo in central London. How can life be so expensive? How come it's so hard to keep up? How come the average wage in this country is too little to afford the average mortgage?

Something's got to give.

I'm only worried it might be me one of these days.

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